Mare Street - view from street (image: Platform 5 Architects)
Mare Street - Axo (image: Platform 5 Architects)
Mare Street - view from street (image: Platform 5 Architects)
Mare Street - Front elevation (image: Platform 5 Architects)

215 Mare Street

Development planning

Working with Platform 5 architects, AZ Urban Studio has helped secure planning permission for the refurbishment and partial change of use of a large commercial building on Mare Street in Hackney. The area around London Fields station has undergone a radical process of regeneration with the introduction of new residential and commercial developments. Connected to this process, the character and nature of Mare Street has adapted and changed, and in many ways reverted to a true high street with new uses and innovate employment space.

The development, designed and led by Platform 5 architects, reinforces and continues this process with increased and expanded office space and the introduction of a new restaurant on the ground and basement levels. As part of the application, AZ Urban Studio prepared a comprehensive planning statement, heritage assessment justifying critical planning issues including the principle of development, mix and tenure, parking, design and heritage. In addition, we undertook a discrete piece of work concerning town centre uses and prepare a town centre report which included a sequential test and impact assessment to justify a proposed leisure use outside of the designated town centre.

Planning permission was secured under delegated authority.

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