The Britannia Project
In Brief

Hackney Council

Location: London

Phase 1 - 2021

The Britannia Project regenerates a thriving London community with the facilities and amenities it needs, delivering new housing and new school places to anticipate the requirements of its expanding population.

Our masterplan for the 3.2 ha site in East London aspires to create a cohesive family of buildings, which together will form a coherent and harmonious addition to the existing neighbourhood. The development will forge new links with Shoreditch Park to the south and the Colville Estate to the north, providing better community facilities and high-quality public realm for existing and new residents. 

The project proposes to redevelop the existing Britannia Leisure Centre site to create 480 new homes, of which 81 are affordable, a new secondary school for 900 local students plus a 200 student sixth form, and to re-provide a leisure centre with new and improved facilities.

The design of the six housing blocks responds to views, townscape assessment and complex underground constraints. The pre-school accommodation for the existing Shoreditch Park Primary school will be housed in the ground floor of one of the taller buildings, fronting onto the park.

Planning permission was received in 2018 and the phased delivery of the scheme is underway.


Our design aspires to create an exceptional place to live at the heart of a new community in London, right on the edge of Shoreditch Park.


Over the past decade, Hackney has undertaken one of the biggest and most ambitious school building and regeneration programmes in the country, refurbishing and rebuilding all the schools in the borough as well as creating new primary schools and academies.

To keep up with increasing demand, a new secondary school will be built with a great teaching and learning environment for teachers and pupils.

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Leisure Centre Architects: Faulkner Brown
Quantity Surveyor: Arcadis / Core 5
Civil, Structural, MEP, Sustainability and Fire Engineer:
Buro Happold
Façade Engineers: Wintech
Landscape Architects:
Churchman Landscape Architects
Acoustic Consultant: Max Fordham
Waste and Transport Consultant: WSP
EIA Coordinator: Trium
CDM Advisors: CDRM Services

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