This project by Higgins Construction Plc will be built in a range of blocks, ranging in height from five to 12-storey, with space for a community centre and retail units at ground floor level. The new buildings have been designed to be integrated into their local surroundings using clear and simple designs that change in height in certain locations.

The Project

Located in Stoke Newington, the Kings Crescent Estate was in a bad state of repair with the feeling of being disconnected from the surrounding townscape. The aim was to reintegrate the estate with its surrounding community with a high-quality design and brick materials. The first phase has recently been completed by main contractors Higgins and features 273 new build properties and external refurbishment works to a further 101 homes. This phase forms part of a five-year masterplan which totals 765 units, comprising 490 new builds and 275 refurbished properties.

Client
The London Borough of Hackney

Main Contractor
Higgins Construction Plc

Architects
Karakusevic Carson Architects

Scope
Brickwork, Blockwork & Stonework