An existing 12-storey building will be replaced with two residential towers of 16 and 20 storeys, delivering 198 new private for sale properties which will help finance new Council homes for social renting and shared ownership being built on the estate. The vision for the towers, designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects, is to maximise views over Shoreditch Park and central London with a community café at ground floor level, forming a gateway to the Colville neighbourhood.
The site, bordered by Shoreditch Park to the south and Regent’s Canal to the north, has detailed planning consent with construction due to start in 2016 and completing in 2018.
Hackney Council, along with Karakusevic Carson Architects, has worked closely with local residents on plans for the redevelopment, with the regeneration steering group of the Colville Estate Tenants and Residents Association (CETRA) playing a key part in selecting the architects in a design competition. A petition in support of the two towers featuring the names of 291 existing Colville Estate residents was submitted to the borough’s planning sub-committee.