Hackney Service Centre, Hillman Street Building

Hackney Service Centre Building, Hopkins Architects London, Hillman Street, Architect

Hackney Service Centre

Bohemia Place Development, E8: North East London Architecture – design by Hopkins Architects

19 May 2011

Hackney Service Centre London

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Design: Hopkins Architects

Address: Unit 4, Bohemia Pl, Hackney, London E8 1DU

Phone: 020 8533 2786

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photographs © Paul Tyagi

Hackney Service Centre

This significant project brings together, literally under one roof, the services of London Borough of Hackney. The architectural proposition is disarmingly straightforward. A U-shaped stacked plan of administrative space, five storeys high, opens on to a huge, barrel-vaulted, glazed atrium. Each of the office floor plates is predominantly open plan with side wings that contain support spaces, informal meeting and break-out areas, and tea points.

The ground floor of the atrium houses the one-stop shop, the interface between the public and its civil servants. The staff can see the public and importantly the public can see the staff; this is a building that is based on the idea of visibility and accessibility. The entire building is drenched in daylight, the antithesis of a closed defensive civic headquarters.

Bohemia Place Development London
photograph © Sean Pollock

Hackney Service Centre – Building Information

Location: Hillman Street, London E8
Architect: Hopkins Architects Partnership
Client: London Borough of Hackney
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Group
Services Engineer: Jacobs
Contract Value: £43,733,000
Date of completion: Mar 2010
Gross internal area: 15,000 sqm

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