100 Shepherdess Walk – Elevation from south west (image: Inhabit Homes)
Shepherdess Walk - Prior to development (image: AZ Urban Studio)
Shepherdess Walk - View over the park (Image: AZ Urban Studio)

100 Shepherdess Walk

Development planning

AZ Urban Studio helped secure a valuable planning permission which will see the redevelopment of a redundant and derelict council building on Shepherdess Walk, adjacent to the conservation area.

AZ Urban Studio led the preparation and submission of a full planning application for this complex site on the boundary of Hackney and Islington. The innovative design by Tania Zein and Jean Paul Jacquard architects responds to the sensitive and historic context by proposing a reinterpretation of the Georgian townhouse to the Shepherdess Walk frontage with a small block of apartments to Wenlock Street. This configuration maximises the development volume whilst minimising impact to the neighbouring properties and delicate surrounding context.

As part of the planning application process, AZ Urban Studio managed all specialist sub-consultants and prepared the planning statement which included justification for the loss of a D1 use.  In addition, AZ Urban Studio provided townscape and heritage advice into the Design and Access statement.

AZ Urban Studio undertook all negotiations with the Local Authority and undertook public consultation. Following the successful negotiation of the legal agreement, planning permission was granted by the London Borough of Hackney in February 2013.

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