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Frampton Park Baptist Church and Residences, Hackney, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 23 May 2013
 

£10m scheme under consideration

 
Frampton Park Baptist Church and Residences by Matthew Lloyd Architects in Hackney, London, United Kingdom
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21/06/13 Samantha Alexander, Hackney
LOCAL: RESIDENTS WILL FIGHT THIS MONSTROUS PROPOSAL

Problems for local residents:

an already overcrowded council estate with little space for children to play or people to park cars and residents to have breathing space
proposal of 47 residential units in centre of estate increases population by 220 plus
additional high rise blocks will overshadow the existing 'under 5's pre-school nursery' which is only feet away from proposed development
existing light to surrounding existing blocks will be shut out
effect on mental and physical will being of residents will be dramatic
Frampton Park Estate has had years of anti-social behaviour and problems, police refer to this estate as rat runs
area will become shut in and 'ghettoised'
there is no space for such a proposal

one needs only to stand and look at the space and realise how 'balmy' this proposal is.

Controversial issues:

The church did not consult with local residents
No posters or leaflets distributed about proposal
Church representative admitted in recent TRA meeting they had not consulted with local residents on proposal
Planning Application was submitted to Hackney Council on 20th March 2013
Planning Application Number: 2013/0900
the whole proposal stinks of 'back door' politics without any transparency
many residents are still not aware of any such proposal (I have been leafleting the estate today 21st June & spoken to many residents who still do not know and had horrified reactions)
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London church and supporting residences for congregation submitted for planning 


Matthew Lloyd Architects’ scheme for a new church building and 47 new residential units on the Frampton Park Estate in Hackney, London has been submitted for planning permission. The practice was appointed by Frampton Park Baptist Church in partnership with Telford Homes.

Situated on Frampton Park Road, the existing 1950s church building is in poor condition and inadequate to the needs of its thriving congregation, whose many community activities and services are currently scattered across the estate. In addition to alleviating Hackney’s housing shortage, the residential element also finances the church and community facilities.

The £10m scheme, ranging from 3-8 storeys in scale, mitigates the uniform, anonymous nature of the estate. The residential element forms a south-facing courtyard, with the proposed elevations expressed in tall blocks no more than 2 apartments wide. Glazed staircases, lit at night, allow views through from the street to the courtyard beyond.

At 3 storeys, the proposed church building sustains the domestic scale that contributes to the church’s welcoming feeling. Alongside this, the church tower rises to 6 storeys, signifying the church’s importance within the community. Its proportions are reflected in the 6-storey residential block on the opposite corner of the site. Materials, details, and treatment of entrances and windows draw on the context of the existing buildings to create a rich architectural language.

Matthew Lloyd said: “This is a very exciting scheme which serves the local community, increases local housing stock, and genuinely improves a 1950s estate. Opportunities to design new church buildings don’t come along all that often; we are delighted to be able to design one for this outstanding congregation, and very pleased to have brought them together with Telford Homes.”

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