United House starts £21million works to build 104 new homes across two adjacent Hackney sites

Specialist London housing contractor United House has started work on a £21 million contract to build 104 new homes plus commercial space across two adjoining sites in the London Borough of Hackney on behalf of One Housing Group. The first site is situated at 1-3 Wenlock Road and the second is on the former Brewery Industrial Estate, both in N1.

The main site, which sits adjacent to the Wenlock Basin, will provide 74 residential units, of which 68 will be for private sale and six for shared ownership. The eight-storey building will include a two-storey setback at roof level and a basement car park for 30 vehicles. The building will also provide 948 sq m of commercial space on the ground floor.

The second site will comprise a total of 30 units, including five properties for social rent, 16 for affordable rent and nine for shared ownership. The building will also provide 962 sq m of commercial space at ground, lower ground and mezzanine level. Three parking spaces for disabled usage will be provided at street level.

Both stylish new buildings have been designed by Formation Architects and are conveniently located close to City Road, approximately halfway between Old Street and Angel underground stations. United House are due to complete construction works in July 2015.

Jeffrey Adams, group chief executive of United House, said:

“We have a strong reputation for delivering high quality, mixed-use developments in the London Borough of Hackney. We look forward to delivering this exciting new regeneration project for One Housing Group which will create over 100 much-needed new homes for the N1 community.”