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Where: Beechwood Rd, Dalston

Who For: LDBS / Telford Homes

What: School (3213 sqm) & 101 units

Architect: Rock Townsend

This proposal has seen the existing single storey Holy Trinity Primary School demolished to make way for an expanded two-form entry (with up to 460 children) primary school and nursery, as well as an open air playground and 101 residential flats above, in a 10 storey block. The proposal represents the final part of the wider Dalston Square development, with the scheme designed to reflect the other blocks around the new public space.

The scheme was self funded, with the new flats cross subsidising the new school.  The scheme is believed to be unique in the way it combines the two land uses, to make best use of this central, accessible site and deliver maximum benefits.  Using his powers to approve for only the sixth time, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London approved the multi-storey school development.  Boris Johnson hailed the plan as “a perfectly genius proposal” to cope with rising demand for housing and school places in the Borough of Hackney. 

CMA Planning took the proposal through the planning process and represented the applicants at the Mayoral Hearing, securing permission in December 2013.  The scheme was completed in 2016 and since then has won a host of awards including a NLA Award, a Housing Design Award and an AJ Architecture Award. 

  • Borough: Hackney
  • Scale: Strategic
  • Status: Completed
  • Sector: Housing, Mixed Use, Education