Walrond House

Hackney

Walrond House provides 72 spacious mixed-tenure apartments, including downsizer homes for older persons that follow the HAPPI Design principles. These are combined with retail units, a community resource centre and new external spaces making a positive contribution to the public realm.

The dramatic seven storey design includes a restrained palette which incorporates visual interest without being overindulgent. Facades include a rhythm of vertical portrait shaped windows echoing period properties in London, including the houses around nearby Newington Green. Distinctive design features include deep, chamfered brick reveals and set-back, copper clad upper floors.

This project for Anchor Hanover has been shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards in both the Best Development and Best Regeneration categories.