Shakespeare House, Hackney
As an exemplar refurbishment project, Shakespeare House now offers 18 high quality modernised apartments. The development regenerated a poor quality housing block comprising of 24 flats which suffered from a lack of amenity space, inadequate living areas and small kitchens and bathrooms. Reconfigured to create generously sized living areas, the building has been completely insulated to improve energy efficiency and is overclad with an attractive Corium brick cladding system; a further fifth storey has been added to the development to maximise space.
A landscaped area and new spacious balconies provide amenity spaces for residents; whilst additional windows have been installed to enhance natural light to units. Deep reveals and window surrounds, new doors and cladding have presented this development in a new perspective, with strong architectural features and a contemporary feel.
The development was recently featured in BDOnline, the full article detailing this exemplar scheme can be read here.