Genesis Housing Group
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mildmay is a mixed use project, combining private and social residential units, a church, a specialist hospital and commercial space. The development is located close to the Shoreditch Triangle on land off Hackney Road, near the Boundary Estate and St Leonard’s Church.
FCBStudios developed the masterplan through extensive community consultation working with Matthew Lloyd Architects to realise the detailed design and delivery of the scheme.
Genesis Housing Group is the main client for this project, with user groups including the Shoreditch Tabernacle Baptist Church and The Mildmay Mission Hospital.
Anchored around the listed Tab Centre community building, the design re-establishes the tight urban grain and restores the permeability of historic links across the site through new pedestrian-oriented public realm and outdoor amenity space.
The site comprises six individual blocks which are sculpted to respond to surrounding buildings, streets and open spaces. The dramatic raking forms of the scheme provide a strong character to this part of the Hackney Road Conservation Area. Each of the individual blocks is articulated with a different brick type and colour whilst collectively unified by a common language of architectural details, pitching roofscapes, ground floor front doors, balconies and bay windows