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  5. Hawkins\Brown
  6. 2013
  7. Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects

Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects

Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects
Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects, © Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

Award-winning architectural practice Hawkins\Brown Architects, with Regal Homes, have just received planning permission from the London Borough of Hackney for their design of a new 6,750 sqm mixed-use development located on Wenlock Road. Situated within the Regents Canal Conservation Area, their proposal has a unique cruciform plan which not only gives the development a unique residential experience, but results in a dynamic form when seen from the Regent's Canal. More images and architects' description after the break.

© Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

The Wenlock Road development consists of 10 storeys, comprising 4,650 sqm residential units, and 1,190 sq m commercial units located at street level. The unique plan is staggered on each level to allow all 50 residential units benefit from at least 2, if not 3 aspects. This design strategy maximizes light and ventilation into the whole flat plan and creates space for generous east and west facing terraces, as well as generous open terrace at first floor.

© Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

The main carcass of the building will be constructed of solid cross-laminated timber, a highly sustainable, modern material which is manufactured off-site. With its highest point 10 storeys high, once built it will be the tallest cross laminated timber building in Europe and match the world record, which is currently under construction in Australia.

© Forbes Massie
© Forbes Massie

The cross laminated elevations will be clad in slatted larch. Along the Wenlock Road elevation a dark brick screen completes the street elevation, which forms the edge of the conservation area. Once built the scheme will be named Banyan Wharf in reference to the banyan tree, which has a similar sculptural appearance. 

  • Architects

  • Location

    17 – 21 Wenlock Road, Hackney, London N1 7SL
  • Planning Consultant

    Signet Planning
  • Structural Engineers

    Pringuer James Consulting Engineers
  • Main Contractor

    Eurobuild
  • CLT Subcontractor

    B+K
  • CLT Engineer

    Engenuiti
  • Sustainability Consultant

    JS Lewis Ltd
  • Transport Consultant

    i-Transport
  • Size

    6,750 sq m (Total); 4,650 sq m (Residential); 1,190 sq m (B1 Office)
  • Project Year

    2013
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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Wenlock Road Mixed-Use Development Proposal / Hawkins\Brown Architects" 14 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/414977/wenlock-road-mixed-use-development-proposal-hawkins-brown-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884