Innovative Council development receives prestigious housing design award

Hackney Council’s innovative redevelopment of the Tower Court estate in Stamford Hill was recognised with a prestigious Project Award at the Housing Design Awards 2017.

The project, designed by Adam Khan Architects in collaboration with muf architecture/art, was one of just sixteen winners selected by a judging panel of industry experts at the ceremony which celebrates high quality housing design.

The designs will see Tower Court transformed with more than 130 new homes at the site overlooking Clapton Common, including homes for social rent and shared ownership paid for through homes for outright sale.

The development was designed with extensive collaboration with the local community, resulting in a unique design which features generously sized family homes which meet the housing need in the local area, and a series of shared courtyards that encourage residents to meet their neighbours.

Tower Court is part of Hackney’s Estate Regeneration Programme, which will see nearly 3,000 properties built at 18 sites across the borough – with more than half for social rent and shared ownership - delivered directly by the Council. Construction at Tower Court is expected to begin next year, with the first homes due to be completed from 2020.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
We’re delighted to have received the Housing Design Award as recognition of the Council’s commitment to providing high quality new homes for local people.

This award is proof that building genuinely affordable homes doesn’t have to mean compromising on good design, and that working closely with local people can help deliver new developments that are firmly rooted in their community while contributing to the critical need for new homes in Hackney.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
We’re very proud of this award, recognition of a true collaboration between Hackney Council, local and returning residents, and several architecture practices to create high-quality family-friendly housing. It extends an established landscape with somewhere to play and spend time.

The scheme shows it is possible to include all tenures and a wide variety of household sizes to create a truly mixed community.
Adam Khan, of Adam Khan Architects, and Liza Fior, of muf Architecture/Art