bptw’s unique refurbishment and retrofit project Shakespeare House is a finalist in the Hackney Design Awards. The scheme redeveloped a poor quality 1930s residential building suffering from a litany of problems common to most pre and post war social housing into a contemporary, energy efficient and spacious development comprising 18 family homes. Through an extensive and rigorously executed refurbishment process, the building now meets modern standards with generously proportioned living areas, balconies and a landscaped communal courtyard. A fifth storey has been added to maximise space and the dated external envelope has been overclad with an attractive stack bonded brick cladding system which is complemented by deep reveals and window surrounds to provide a distinct and uniform appearance, giving the development a contemporary feel and presenting it in a completely new light.
The Hackney Design Awards was established in 2004 by LB Hackney to celebrate great design within the borough. Shakespeare House is competing for the People’s Choice Award which is voted for by Hackney residents and visitors to the area. To vote for this exemplar scheme please click here.
Voting closes on the 20th October with winners announced at a ceremony on the 26th November.