Project name: Gascoyne Road
Development name: Crisp Court & Gascoyne Community Centre
Type: Mixed use:Mixed Use, Residential + Community Centre.
Address: Gascoyne Road.
Location: LB Hackney.
Client: Sanctuary Housing.
Contractor: Bennett Construction
Services: Lead consultant, Consultation Lead & Planning Agent.
Size: 1919 m2 / 19 homes + 245 m2 Community Centre
Density: 136 dph / 443 hrh.
Efficiency NSA/GIA: 87%
Sustainability standard: Code for Sustainable Homes 4
This project provides 19 homes and a community centre in Hackney. The project makes use of under utilised land as part of a tight urban infill scheme on Gascoyne Road.
A new light-filled and copper clad community centre has been created for the neighbourhood following a series of engagements with local residents. These included a documentary film of the construction made by the youth club with the help of film maker Derek Smith.
Above the community centre, within a building in part manufactured off site, generous mixed tenure apartments overlook Well Street Common. Large family homes, which are also part of the project, link through to the adjacent terraces, stitching the post-war Gascoyne estate together with the neighbouring streets.
‘We are delighted with Crisp Court and the new Gascoyne Community Centre. The project has delivered some excellent affordable family houses, stunning apartments overlooking the common and a superb new community centre. KCA have done a great job steering the project through from start to finish.’ Sarah Cunningham, Sanctuary Housing
Speaking at the launch MP Meg Hillier said: ‘This iconic new community centre will act as a hub for new and existing residents, young and old. Involving residents in the redevelopment at every step has helped to build a strong sense of community.’