The striking brick facades of an ambitious estate regeneration in Hackney feature long-format Petersen clay facing bricks supplied by European Building Materials.
Previously, the Kings Crescent estate in Stoke Newington was in a poor state of repair with a sense of disconnection from its neighbourhood. The aim of London architects Karakusevic Carson was to reintegrate the estate with the surrounding landscape of Victorian streets and public spaces, using high quality design and brick elevations, varying in height from 5 to 12 storeys.
Main contractor Higgins has completed the first phase of a five-year masterplan, which will total 490 new build and 275 refurbished properties, with 50% for social or low-cost home ownership.
Brick facades with cast stone banding are the prominent feature of both the new builds and external refurbishments. The long linear Petersen D72 coal fired bricks emphasise the horizontal aspects of the facades while their terracotta shades create a unique and nuanced play of light.