St Leonards Court

New North Road, London N1

Completion: Ongoing

Client: Countryside Properties


Located in the heart of Hoxton, CGL’s scheme for Hackney Council will create 71 new homes, 32% of which are affordable.

Situated along New North Road, the development will be close to Shoreditch Park and Tech City, as well as Hoxton and Old Street station.

The design proposals create a distinctive contemporary addition to Hackney’s townscape. The tallest block has a unique concave shape which embraces, welcomes and addresses the prominent townscape junction with Pitfield Street. The ‘collegiate’ feel of the scheme has been designed to complement the setting for the historic context, comprising a Grade II Listed Church – St John the Baptist – and a terrace of listed Georgian properties that are adjacent to the site.

The proposals reinstate housing aligned to the surrounding streets, with front doors and gardens creating a traditional street frontage.

The variety and quality of the landscaped areas are key features; promoting social spaces where the quality of life and the quality of the environment are integral to enrich the experience of living within the development. The communal courtyard and play area have the character of a domestic garden with a usable, semi-public extension to the residents’ properties. This is in addition to two roof terrace areas that provide space to sit and relax, with raised beds for residents to grow their own food.

32% of the homes at St. Leonard’s Court will be affordable, including social rented family homes, and shared ownership. Hackney Council has secured detailed planning approval for St Leonard’s Court to meet the needs of the existing and future residents. Countryside is ready to help in delivering this vision and will start on site in 2018.

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