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115 Curtain Road

London, Hackney

Sector: Office, Residential
Client: Hamilton Court Developments
Project value: £1.5 million
Project stage: Construction

Gibberd have been appointed as executive architect to deliver a mixed use development comprising of six residential apartments of varying type and tenure with associated amenity and commercial space to ground and part first floor levels. The site is located in Shoreditch within the borough of Hackney and was formally a Public House. The site has been left in a state of disrepair following damage sustained during the Second World War.

The client was keen for a mix of high quality dwelling types and tenures, maximising capacity and contributing to the quality of the public realm. The site presented a number of design challenges, most notably the confined site, access to natural daylight and the challenge to provide quality amenity space within a tight site. The units have been designed to Design Quality Standards, Lifetime Homes and Secure by Design and to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. To achieve the criteria for Lifetime Homes each dwelling has been designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind.

The composition of exposed soffits and external brickwork, metal, render and green roofs has been robustly detailed with a distinctive material palette infusing contemporary aesthetics to edges and reveals. The proposal unifies the street scene spawning a strong sense of place and endorsing facilities for social interaction. Each residential unit is provided with their own private amenity space, whilst the top units are designed to take advantage of usable terrace space amalgamated with large expanses of glazing.

Progressing our practices’ proficiency in mixed use delivery, Gibberd are completing the project through BIM which has enabled us to review and inform design decisions. Project protocols have been initiated to ensure coordinated information from a working Revit model.