Planning Approval Granted for Hackney Office Scheme on Regents Canal

30th September 2015 – London – Boultbee Brooks Real Estate (BBRE) has been granted planning permission for a £35m office development, designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, at 6 Orsman Road in Hackney, East London.

The scheme outlined by the commercial property developers will replace a disused record manufacturing and distribution warehouse and provide 4,625 sq m of new office space across six storeys. Outside space will include a canal-facing terrace on the ground and fifth floor, with further balconies and roof terraces located across all other floors.
Alex Aitchison, Head of Development, Boultbee Brooks Real Estate, said: “We’re committed to developing best in class employment space to meet the increasing requirement for office accommodation and, in the last five years, have delivered numerous schemes across Hackney and Central London. This scheme provides a great opportunity to return a disused site back into flexible floor plates suitable for small and medium sized business, in turn bringing further jobs to Hackney.”
Ana Durao, project architect at Waugh Thistleton, said: “The banks of the Regent’s Canal have a long history of being occupied by light industrial units, as well as workshops and studios, and this proposal carries on this important urban grain that should not be lost.”
“We have thought carefully about contributing to the skyline bordering the canal, and have chosen muted, simple materials to complement this important conservation area setting.”
Work is set to start on site at the end of October 2015.

Project Information
Location: Six Orsman Road, London Borough of Hackney
Type of Project: Office building
Developer: Boultbee Brooks Real Estate
Commercial Advisor: AURUM Real Estate
Architect: Waugh Thistleton Architects
Planning Consultants: DP9 & Thorncliffe
Structural Engineers: G.D.C. Partnership
M+E: AWA Consultants
Project Manager: RFM Project Management

For more information contact:
Kim Taylor/Sophie Eastwood
M: 07718 158 800/07709 359 529
E: kim@holisticgroup.co.uk/sophie@holisticgroup.co.uk