In Brief

Genesis Housing Group

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Construction value:

July 2017

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

Mildmay is a sustainable community in the heart of London, not just considering the resources it uses, but how it shapes the people who live and work within this mixed development.

In keeping with this philosophy, the development focused on simple, robust systems that enable the community to get the most from their new homes. 

A fabric first method was applied, to improve on the standard building regulations U-values by up to 50% and reduce the need for heating in winter from the new district heating system (CHP). The electricity generated by the CHP is complemented by photovoltaic panels on the roof, with both substantially reducing the carbon footprint of the scheme.

Selected Awards

2017 Civic Trust Awards: Regional Finalist


Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Matthew Lloyd Architects
Genesis Housing Group
Mildmay Mission Hospital
Shoreditch Tabernacle Baptist Church
Landscape Architect
Quantity Surveyor
Philip Pank Partnership
Services  and Structural Engineer
Hilson Moran
EIA and Sustainability Consultants
URS Corporation / Richard Coleman CityDesign