Dalston Lane Dalston Lane Dalston Lane Project Sheet.pdf

Where: 67-71 Dalston Lane, E8

Who For: Maurice Investments

What: 121 units, 2,588 sqm commercial

Architect: Waugh Thistleton

The site is located at the corner of Dalston Lane and Martel Place, just to the west of Dalston town centre, and south of the London Overground railway line to Stratford. The site forms part of a pocket of light industrial buildings, within a varied urban setting. It is surrounded by a number of heritage assets, including three Conservation Areas and two Listed Buildings, whilst being very close to the two Dalston stations. The proposal involves the comprehensive residential-led mixed use redevelopment of the site, comprising the erection of a building of between five and ten-storeys, to provide 2,588 sqm of business floorspace (Class B1), 121 new homes, and associated landscaping for Maurice Investments Ltd. The scheme comprises four building blocks arranged around a public and semi private courtyard open spaces, as well providing a building frontage facing Dalston Lane. A key issue was the level of affordable housing to be provided, with viability issues being a factor. As a result of these decisions, 17% affordable housing was agreed. CMA worked with the applicant team to coordinate this, including negotiating a suitable review mechanism. The scheme also had a high density, of 1094 hrph, so CMA ensured the scheme met all suitable housing design standards, to help ensure a high quality of accommodation would be provided. Other issues addressed included employment land and provision, massing and scale, inclusive access and sustainability. CMA Planning advised on the approach and planning strategy, as well as managing the project the team, securing approval from the GLA and planning permission from the London Borough of Hackney in February 2014. CMA then obtained permission for amendments in May 2014, before assisting with the discharge of conditions.

Borough Hackney
Scale Strategic
Status Approved
Sector
Housing
Mixed Use