Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the c. €178.6m design and build contract will see Ardmore deliver 371 mixed-tenure units within four residential buildings of up to 25 storeys. The scheme will include 81 affordable homes available for social rent and shared ownership, with 290 private for-sale homes. Sold units will help pay for the new Britannia Leisure Centre and City of London Academy Shoreditch Park that have already been built in earlier phases of the scheme. Morgan Sindall built the leisure centre and school under separate c. €62.6m and c. €51m contracts.
James Byrne, Ardmore director said: “I am pleased that Hackney has shown such confidence in us to deliver one of their most prestigious schemes. Over the last few months, we’re already managed to build a strong working relationship with Hackney and their design team to help bring the buildings in line with the highest safety standards, without any compromise in quality.”
Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville said: “Through the council’s Britannia flagship project we are already seeing the benefits of the biggest public sector investment in the area in a generation. It’s also an example of how we’re overcoming funding challenges to provide the high-quality facilities and infrastructure that Hackney residents deserve, directly delivered by the council and serving some of the most challenged parts of our borough. With new education and leisure facilities already delivered and proving a huge success, appointing this team is a major milestone in honouring our commitment to delivering much-needed new council homes on the site, prioritised for the local families who need them most.”