Andre Street Hackney

Frankham Projects Limited were instructed by the client to achieve a residential-led planning consent for multiple units on an existing commercial site on Andre Street in Hackney.

The site in its existing form, comprises 3 industrial units which will make way for 22 residential units and a significant commercial provision on the ground floor.

Plans are due to be submitted to Hackney this month.

Innovation
In order to maximise the final GDV of the future development, Frankham Projects Limited have aimed to create as many residential units as possible.

As the site falls within an area which has historically generated high levels of employment, the council are keen to see a large amount of the proposed building retain a commercial use class.

With the use of a viability assessment, we aim to argue that to do so will not be financially viable, thus enhancing the sites residential provision.

Challenges
Daylight sunlight – As the existing buildings are within close proximity to the adjacent buildings on Andre Street and Amhurst Road, the building had to be designed sensitively.

In order to ensure the residents of the adjacent buildings would still receive adequate levels of daylight/sunlight, we commissioned a daylight/sunlight report.

This helped us design a structure which did this, whilst maximising the use of the site.

Knowledge Sharing
We had various meetings with the client and representative of theirs attended the pre-application meeting with Hackney Council.

They were also sent up to date plans regularly during the process.

Andre Street Hackney