The Tooley & Foster Partnership were originally appointed by Landhold Properties Ltd who later sold the property to Sherry Green Homes, to provide the working drawings for a ten-storey building in City Road, Hackney.
The building is ten storeys high above ground floor level and a single basement level below ground. The development at 227 City Road is a mixed-use development. The building has Class A1 (Retail) or A3 (Restaurant) at ground floor and basement levels, one level of B1 (Office) accommodation on the 1st floor and 26 flats above that. The 26 flats comprise 6 x 1-bed, 11 x 2-bed, 8 x 3-bed and 1 x 4-bed. 9 flats are affordable units comprising of 6 x 2-bed and 3 x 3-bed are being acquired by Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association.
There are three large private terraces at 5th floor and a large communal terrace on the 10th floor. The 10th floor also has two sections designated for the occupation of plant equipment. One is fully enclosed, the second is screened on all sides but has no roof.
Space for the storage of 28 bicycles is provided in a ground floor store for the use of the tenants, promoting the aspiration to limit the use of motored private transport.
Three separate bin enclosures are provided on the ground floor, one section for each of the three different uses.