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Architecture for London is currently working on a number of residential projects in Hackney. We have expertise in designing extensions, refurbishments and new build homes, and our architects understand the particular planning and conservation issues of the borough.


View Architecture for London’s portfolio of recent residential projects.


Recent Architecture for London projects in Hackney include both private homes and larger housing developments at Stoke Newington N16, Dalston and Hackney Central E8, Homerton, Victoria Park and Hackney Wick E9, and Clapton E5.

At our project in Cassland Road, we are improving a listed Georgian house, to create a property better suited to modern life. The interior is to be carefully refurbished and restored, adding a new bathroom to form a generous master suite. A rear extension provides a light-filled dining room, with character brick walls left exposed.

Our housing scheme at Belsham Street creates nine new flats from a converted and extended early 20th-century warehouse. A contemporary brass clad rooftop extension enlarges the building, this brass screen is intended to contrast with the proposed uniform black-painted facade of the original building.

Project architects: Ben Ridley, Christain Brailey

Visit the AFL projects page to view our residential schemes in Hackney.

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Development opportunities in Hackney

Hackney has a varied character, with many Victorian terraces, and a mix of Edwardian and 20th-century infill development. The industrial use of some areas of the borough in the late 19th and 20th Century has left character industrial buildings that offer the opportunity for conversion to warehouse flats.

Hackney Wick is a key ex-industrial zone that is undergoing significant redevelopment, fuelled by the improved overground line and its proximity to the Olympic site. It has a unique built form and character and benefits from close links to the parklands and waterways that surround it. New pedestrian and cycle bridges across the waterways will help to connect Hackney Wick and the wider borough to the recreational facilities of the Olympic site.

There is a high density of creative and cultural industries in east Hackney, and new development will provide more workspace to develop this presence. The design research facilities for University College London proposed in the Olympic park will only enhance the pull for creative industries. The LDF Hackney Wick Area Action Plan also recognises the need to provide significant additional housing stock as part of these proposed employment-led mixed-use developments.

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