In the Borough of Hackney, close to the popular Broadway Market. On the site of a former timber yard, Dyer gained permission for 25 flats and a ground floor A3 unit. Designed by Dyer, the canal elevation uses London Stock Brick, a material prevalent on the canal. It is used here in a modern representation of the industrial form traditional on the canal.
The scheme was designed with community in mind and to allow for families, as well as couples, hence the blackboard and sand pits in the communal areas.
At the edge of the Grand Union Canal in Hackney the site presented very tight constraints that influenced the construction methodology. The project comprises of 25 flats, 7 of which are designated as Housing Association. The facades are either rendered or onto the canal, brickwork with several features. We have used an offsite system of manufacture for the facades, as this dealt well with the constraints of the site and offered a speed and quality to the programme. The structural system is concrete slabs and columns over which the panels are fixed.