Hans Haenlein Architects School Education Design


Tokyngton Community Centre
Lambeth Youth Sports and Arts Development Association
Vauxhall City Farm
Fairbridge Estate Community Centre
Spitalfields City Farm

Patmos Community Centre

New Malden Baptist Church

The Ivy Street Centre

The Avenues Youth Project

The Parent House

St Faith's Church

St Matthews Church and Parsonage

Catholic Children's Society

The Weir Link Project

Simmeringer Markt


The Orchard

Castlenau Community Centre

The Ivy Street Centre, Hoxton N1

Project: Mixed use toddler and mother drop in centre and residential flat
Status: Pre-Planning Application
Location: Hoxton, London N1
Client: The Trustees
Contract Value: £1.2m approx

The Ivy Street Centre is a Christian charity mother and toddler drop-in centre in Hoxton, currently housed in a dilapidated Victorian pub.

The new building will complete the end of the terrace of buildings along Ivy Street. Sitting between the large scale Burbage School and even larger scale Macbeth House block of flats, the new building mediates between the mix of scales. The proposals naturally follow the shape of the site to maximise the usable space inside. The building’s rounded end relates to the established road layout and produces a welcoming and strong presence on the site. The flat green roof relates to the geometry of the flats that are adjacent to the site.

Sustainability is a key design principle. Photovoltaic Cells will produce electricity, which will be sold back to the National Grid. The building will be naturally ventilated. The use of natural light will be maximised.

High quality materials have been chosen that relate to the surrounding buildings, and also to bring interest and warmth to the area.

Quantity Surveyor:
Madlin and Maddison

Structural Consultant:
Bolton Priestly

Building Services Consultant:
RMR Associates

Key Services:
Brief Writing, Community Planning & Participation, Design for Disabled People, Full Architectural Service, Product/ Component Development, Sustainable Design, Planning Advice, Interior Design, Computer Graphics

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The Ivy Street Centre

The Ivy Street Centre

The Ivy Street Centre

The Ivy Street Centre

The Ivy Street Centre

The Ivy Street Centre


The Ivy Street Centre

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