Murray Grove Murray Grove Murray Grove Project Sheet.pdf

Where: 24 Murray Grove, Hoxton, N1

Who For: Telford Homes / MHT

What: 29 residential units, 89 sqm commercial floorspace   

Architects: Waugh Thistleton

Murray Grove Murray Grove (also known as Stadthaus) is a new nine-storey residential building in Hackney, providing both private and affordable housing together with commercial or community space, for Telford Homes, with MHT being responsible for the affordable housing element. The scheme has 29 flats at a density of 2933 hrph. The project sits on a 305 sqm site in Hoxton, surrounded by 1930s and 1940s brick-built local authority housing. With its all-timber structure and striking façade – inspired by the work of artist Gerhard Richter – it will form an eyecatching feature within the area. Constructed entirely in timber, it is set to be the tallest modern timber residential building in the UK. The use of the latest building techniques and the heavy use of renewable materials rather than the energy hungry glass and steel were promoted through the planning process as part of the movement towards greener buildings. CMA Planning advised on the approach and planning strategy, project managed the team including the sustainability consultants, using this to promote and win support from Planning Officers. CMA secured permission from the London Borough of Hackney in August 2007. CMA then obtained permission for amendments to the scheme in August 2008, before assisting with the discharge of conditions.

  • Borough: Hackney
  • Scale: Major
  • Status: Completed
  • Sector: Housing, Tall buildings