BuckleyGrayYeoman has secured planning consent for a mixed use residential and workspace building on Eagle Wharf Road, London. The successful planning application approves demolition of the existing warehouse buildings, which are dated and have reached the end of their intended design life, to erect a commercial-led five storey building. This will create 3,462 sq m (NIA) of workspace on the lower ground, ground and part of the first to fourth floor, along with 36 new homes on the upper storeys.
The redevelopment is being undertaken by Aitch Group in partnership with Aldridge Security, the occupier and owner of the site for the past 40 years. Aldridge Security’s equipment wholesaling business will remain on site, in greatly improved premises, safeguarding local jobs. Aldridge Security will occupy 10,000 sq ft of the ground and lower ground floors and a further 27,000 sq ft will be offered to the market as creative workspace.
Matt Yeoman, director of BuckleyGrayYeoman said:
“32-34 Eagle Wharf Road will provide 37,000 sq ft of workspace and 36 new homes, where 22 will be homes with 2 or more bedrooms. The development will enable an established local business to remain in Hackney as well as providing new accommodation for businesses moving to the area.
“Aldridge has been an employer in Hackney for the past 40 years and this is a great example of a local business benefitting from the economic growth that has taken place in the borough. This new building will provide Aldridge with a huge improvement in the facilities available to them – it represents a significant investment in local jobs and the long-term sustainability of the company.”
The building, which features a set-back partial fifth storey along Eagle Wharf Road, will be clad in a light yellow-grey brick, with dark grey metal top floor and windows. High quality detailing, such as the factory-style windows and hit-and-miss brickwork used on the parapet of the access walkways to express front doors, will give the elevations a robust, monolithic quality appropriate to the industrial character of the area. Full height glazing on the ground floor will provide an active frontage that overlooks the street. 89 per cent of the homes on the site will be dual aspect, with external balconies in homes overlooking the three streets fronting the building.
The project will target BREEAM Excellent, adding a green roof and Photovoltaic panels.