The Lion Club
This housing-led regeneration project secured the long term viability of the Lion Club for Young People boxing school in Hackney. Working in partnership with the club, the tight, corner site has been fully redeveloped to include 19 new flats, the sale of which has funded brand new facilities for the Lion Club with the introduction of generous new basement level space.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing gives views from the street into the club. The polite appearance of the brick facades that match the neighbouring listed church is brightened with copper alloy shingles on the top floor and gold-toned metalwork, hinting at the vibrancy of the club and the area.
|Client – Crondall LLP|
|Structural Engineer – Manhire Associates|
|M&E – Acumen Technical|
|Contractor – Formation Construction|
|Status – Completed January 2017|
|Number of residential units – 19|
|Boxing Club – 532sqm|
|Residential – 1,681sqm|
|Gross internal floor area – 2,225sqm|
|Construction cost – £3.9m|
|Sustainability rating – Code 4 for Sustainable Homes and Lifetime Homes Compliant|
|Photography: Agnese Sanvito|