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.
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)