Recently completed and handed over, Shakespeare House is a unique refurbishment project offering 18 high quality modernised apartments in Hackney. bptw were appointed by Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association to regenerate a poor quality building comprising of 24 flats which suffered from a lack of amenity space, inadequate living areas and small kitchens and bathrooms.
The housing block has been brought up to current standards, reconfigured to create generously sized living spaces and completely insulated to improve energy efficiency. A landscaped area and new spacious balconies provide new and improved 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.
bptw were appointed to deliver the planning and post-contract design on the scheme which was recently completed on site.
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