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Where: Old Street, Shoreditch, N1

Who For: SCAPE / INTO University Partnership

What: 18,876 sqm educational floorspace (541 student beds) 

Architect: Stephen Marshall

This 0.43 ha site comprised a mix of utilitarian structures occupied for a range of business, light industrial and storage uses along with areas of open yard, located in Hoxton, just to the north of Old Street. The proposals comprise two principle elements: a new education / teaching facility; and student living accommodation, in a building going up to 11 storeys in height. In addition, the scheme includes: a café / restaurant; retail units; and outdoor amenity space in the form of roof terraces and a new area of public open space. The proposal forms part of a wider multi-campus education hub in East London the first phase of which is in Mile End. This emerging ‘East London Hub’ will operate as a stand-alone education facility albeit in partnership with other higher education institutions and associated student accommodation. CMA Planning advised on all planning aspects of the proposal, including liaising with both the Council and the GLA, co-ordinating and overseeing the project team, assisting with public consultation, preparing and submitting the application and then carrying out post submission negotiating with Officers. Following on from this, the proposal was approved by the London Borough of Hackney and the GLA in March 2012. Approval was then obtained for minor amendments in January 2013.

Borough Hackney
Scale Strategic
Status Completed