Pell Frischmann is delighted to announce the completion of The Makers Building, Hackney, Central London. This mixed-use brownfield regeneration scheme, offering 175 new homes and new learning facilities for New Regent’s College, is a Joint Venture between Londonewcastle, London Borough of Hackney and Mouchel Babcock.
Primarily residential and rated ‘BREEAM Excellent’, the scheme is divided into three blocks located around a central courtyard. These comprise of:
- A 29-storey residential tower, the largest of the towers;
- A seven-storey residential building;
- A two-storey school building, as part of New Regent’s College, with a sports hall.
Previously occupied by a disused school building and ancillary accommodation, all three buildings are supported by a single-storey basement extending across the entire site.
Providing civil and structural engineering consulting services working closely with Avanti Architects, the New Regents School and Kier Education Services, Pell Frischmann is extremely proud to have supported this truly transformative scheme in Central London. Close collaboration between our Land Development Team and Landscape Architects Grant Associates unlocked the Makers Building’s surrounding cycle and pedestrian connectivity, positively encouraging increased opportunities for the uptake of green travel options.
Mike Hitchens, Pell Frischmann’s Buildings Business Unit Director said: “We’re thrilled to see the completion of The Makers Building. Combining a 29-storey development and a school in the same scheme was always going to present a challenge, however seeing the final design makes our Structures Team very proud. We hope the new residents have as much fun in their space as we had designing it”.