- Project: Orsman Road
- Location: Hackney, London
- Description: New build mixed-use
- Value: £7,000,000
- Client: City and Suburban Homes
- Status: Completed
“The journey through the building and around these spaces is a delight and every turn offers a different vantage point from which to experience this confidently designed building.”
David Bickle, Architecture Today, July August 2013
Clad in a bronze, with a living ivy façade, rooftop meadows and playful community spaces, gardens and balconies – Orsman Road is a distinct addition to its historic waterside setting. On a site with a history of failed planning applications, pH+ worked with the Borough of Hackney’s policy to create a residential development that could enhance the newly created ‘Green Corridor’ along the Regent’s Canal and maximize biodiversity. The scheme was also required to have a unique and distinct identity and enhance the character of this delicate conservation area.
The development presents a mixed-use offer of housing with an integrated commercial retail space on the ground floor. Sensitively designed to evolve and mature with the passing of time, the building’s copper carapace cladding will weather to a rich brown, reflecting the Regent Canal’s warm muted tones.