HKR Secures Planning Approval for Boleyn Road
HKR Architects has secured planning approval from The London Borough of Newham for a new five storey, 4570 sqm, mixed-use building on the site of the existing 1960s Working Men’s Club on Boleyn Road, East Ham.
The proposals deliver modern, flexible social club facilities on lower levels with a range of private and affordable residential apartments and outdoor amenity spaces above. The 42 dwellings are developed in line with Borough Policy, prescribed spatial standards and the key objectives of the London Housing Design Guidelines and Lifetimes homes.
HKR’s proposals, developed with The Trustees of East Ham Working Men’s Club and developers Lindhill, are sensitively planned to benefit the local community, activate the street front and improve pedestrian and cycle connectivity. Land Swap negotiations allowed for provision of a new public access route over the site creating a vital link to Barking Road and connectivity to the pocket park.
Alex Cameron, Senior Design Associate at HKR said: “This sustainably designed development will offer a real boost to the community after the departure of West Ham Football Club from the Boleyn Road ground in 2016. It’s a contextually sensitive, inclusive and beautifully designed building with some really rich materiality, the team are delighted with the approval.”
Client: The Trustees Of The Borough Of East Ham Working Men’s Club And Lindhill Properties Ltd