King’s Crescent Phase 1

Location:

Hackney, London

Client:

London Borough of Hackney

Our Services:

Employer’s Agent for Affordable Rent element, Contract Administrator for entire contract, Principal Designer, Quantity Surveyor, Clerk of Works, Clerk of Works M&E, Clerk of Works Landscape

Accommodation created:

273 new units,101 refurbishment – mix of affordable rent and private sale

Contract value:

£54 million

Contract period:

2 years 10 months

Contract type:

Development Agreement with JCT Design & Build 2011

Awards:

  • Two RIBA Awards 2018 – London and Nationally
  • Best Regeneration Project – National Housing Awards (most significant contribution made to neighbourhood regeneration through the use of affordable home ownership)
  • Best Partnership – National Housing Awards (recognising organisations working in partnership to deliver affordable home ownership properties)

First phase of the regeneration of the King’s Crescent Estate situated adjacent to Clissold Park, Hackney.  The scheme comprised partial demolition of the existing blocks, refurbishment of the remaining blocks and provision of 273 new-build units across three new blocks, plus a high-level of public realm work.

The scheme was procured through a Hybrid Agreement, which combines a Development Agreement for lease and construction contract in one document.

The works included providing winter gardens and balconies, and converting ground floor garages into new accommodation and commercial space. The phase also included new courtyard gardens and a pedestrian link across the estate, incorporating informal play and recreational space. A high emphasis was placed on the quality of the scheme with full-time Clerk of Works services being provided.

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