Site Visit and Walking Tour: Pitfield Street and timber buildings in Hackney

Date:    Time: 16:00 - 17:30   Location:


Hackney Councillor Vincent Stops and Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects have kindly offered to host a site visit to Pitfield Street in Hackney, London. The development combines the restoration of a derelict cinema with new commercial units and residential dwellings.

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The development is one of a number of buildings in the Hackney area that has pioneered the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in its construction and the walking tour will take in a number of award-winning buildings including Murray Grove, Dalston Lane and half a dozen more.

Hackney Council was the first local authority in England to promote timber construction through its ‘Wood First‘ planning policy.


16:00 Meet at Waugh Thistleton Architects, 77 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS

16:15 Walk to Pitfield Street development for site visit and talk (see time-lapse construction video below)

16:30 Hour-long walking tour of timber buildings in Hackney

17:30 Finish back at Waugh Thistleton Architects offices (or the pub!)


There is a maximum group size of 15 for this site visit and tour so book early to avoid disappointment!


  • £20 for ASBP members
  • £30 for members of partner organisations (Passivhaus Trust, Good Homes Alliance, Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance, AECB, The Green Register)
  • £40 for non-members (Click here to find out the benefits of membership)
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