Alison Brooks Architects to replace garages with 85 homes
Hackney council has appointed Alison Brooks Architects as lead architect and consultant for a housing project on the Lincoln Court estate in north-east London.
The contract, worth almost £750,000, requires the architect to provide the preparation and brief, concept design and developed design for new-build residential buildings and public realm.
They will also need to provide all documents and drawings required for a full planning application, plus manage and support the sub-consultant design team.
She will draw up designs to replace the 50-year-old garages and deck spaces at Lincoln Court, near Stamford Hill, with 80 to 90 new homes.
In its Ojeu notice, Hackney council said: “While we know these facilities are valued by residents at Lincoln Court, the garages are now in poor condition and no longer suited to modern parking requirements, and the decks don’t make the best use of the space available.”
Around two thirds of the homes would be for social rent and shared ownership, with the remainder for outright sale.
The homes are expected to be completed by 2022.
Alison Brooks Architects was one of the 2008 Stirling Prize winners, along with Feilden Clegg Bradley and Maccreanor Lavington, for the Accordia project in Cambridge.
The practice was given the go-ahead for a 38-storey residential tower in Vancouver, its biggest project yet, in December 2019.