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A Creative Conversion in Clapton Square

Posted by Sally on March 28, 2013

Hunters have completed a conversion of two Grade II listed buildings in Clapton Square, London. The four storey buildings date from the early 19th century, and now accommodate eight self-contained flats for vulnerable young people in supported living.

Hunters acted as architects for contractor Mulalley, and were responsible for full production information and delivering the project on site.

We balanced the stringent technical requirements necessary for supported housing - such as fire regulations and acoustic separation - with retaining the heritage features and integrity of the listed buildings. All existing ornamental features like chimney pieces, plasterwork, architraves, and panelling were retained.

The garden areas are being tended by Growing Communities, a Hackney-based urban garden enterprise growing organic fruit and veg, while the supported living is being run by Housing One for Outward. Outward is a charity that provides an alternative to residential care for vulnerable people who want to live more independently.

The buildings have been well received and are nearly fully occupied, with our architects describing residents as "delighted".