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Apr 26 2017

Two projects shortlisted for Housing Design Awards

We are delighted to have two of our projects shortlisted for this year's Housing Design Awards: The Nightingale Estate for the London Borough of Hackney in collaboration with KCA and Stephen Taylor and Chadwick Hall student housing for the University of Roehampton. Both projects represent Henley Halebrown’s continued interest in a wide range of housing typologies that highlight the importance of genius loci, human scale development and community feel.


Feb 09 2017

Nightingale Estate gets go ahead

Henley Halebrown is delighted to be part of the team that has just secured planning permission for a 400-home scheme in Hackney. Led by Karakusevic Carson Architects, the team also includes Stephen Taylor Architects and Townshend Landscape Architects. The homes will be built on derelict land and form the third phase of the estate’s ongoing development. Simon Henley describes the practice's approach, " .. the design of the buildings on the Nightingale Estate firmly integrates the new homes into their public realm, creating streets and ensuring that the residential additions to the area feel connected to the rest of the city." For more on this, please see recently published article in the Architects' Journal


Feb 03 2017

Hackney New Primary School receives planning permission

Our Primary School in Hackney, first published in the Architects' Journal, is already gaining interest outside the UK.  The 8500 sq m mixed-use scheme combines the "court-yard" school with an apartment building. Read more: AJ online  ArchDaily  BauNetz


Dec 07 2016

Hackney New School attracting interest on the Continent

Italy's leading architecture and design magazine Domus features our free school project in Hackney as have Berlin-based publications Baunetz and CompetitionLine.  The notion of an affordable yet typologically strong solution to education buildings is thus resonating internationally.
Read the articles here: DomusBaunetzCompetitionLine  


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Recent News

Nov 28 2016

Copper Lane wins Hackney Design Award

London's first co-housing scheme for six homes with shared community facilities and communal landscaping, one of seven winners at this year's Hackney Design Awards. See full list of Awards here

Nov 25 2016

Hackney New School on cover of AJ Spec

The Architects' Journal has published our Hackney New School project in their current Brick and Stones AJ Specification issue. We are delighted to have made it on the cover with a charming photograph by Nick Kane.  The project, as Simon Henley writes, is about, "Memory, pedagogy, typology and collage" with "Simple, robust forms, primarily of masonry". Read the article here