Holy Trinity Primary School
Vibe by Telford Homes is the residential development that sits over the new Holy Trinity Primary School at Dalston Square. From the first iteration to the last, the residential element of the development increased from about 30 apartments to 101 between 2009 and 2013 as funding was cut. At the same time the new London Housing Design Guide and Hackney's own Design Standards were published making for a dynamic design evolution.
With the arrangement of the school at lower levels taking priority, the residential building above avoids disrupting the circulation and organisation of the school below by positioning the residential cores at the most northerly and southerly points of the building. The entrance foyers at Dalston Square and Forest Road serve the 30 one, 40 two and 31 three bedroom apartments at fourth to tenth floor allowing the uninterrupted central space for the school and its facilities.
Client: Holy Trinity CofE Primary School, London Diocese Board of Schools & Telford Homes Plc.
GIA: 9,550 sqm (residential only)
Completion October 2016