Description of Hackney Gardens
Hackney Gardens at St John-at-Hackney is a new development in Hackney, London E5.
The scheme comprises 58 apartments as well as new church and community hub, set in the gardens of the Grade II* listed St John-at-Hackney Church, a stone's throw from Hackney Central.
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The apartments are in three buildings - Spiller House, Blackburn House and Wyles House - and come in lateral and duplex variants.
A bronze sculpture by Brixton-based artist Charlie Mackesy forms the focal point for Prodigal Square that is next to the development.
Construction started on site in summer 2017.
Before the development the site was occupied by a mix of buildings, mostly dating from the 1950s.
The Georgian St John-at-Hackney Church from 1742 was designed by architect James Spiller.
2015 - Planning permission granted for:
Mixed use redevelopment to provide buildings of 4 storeys plus basement storey, accommodating 58no mixed tenure dwellings, comprising 18 x 1 bed, 23 x 2 bed, 13 x 3 bed and 4 x 4 bedroom units, and up to 1120sq m community facilities (Use Class D1), with semi-public urban square, communal garden areas and alterations to boundary treatment at St John-at-Hackney Churchyard. Associated works to include demolition of existing Rectory building and outbuilding, Scout hut, and former Learning Trust facility. Hackney Council ref no 2012/3345.