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Haggerston Estate, near Shoreditch in East London, was built in the 1930s and ’40s and although once a desirable place to live, by the 1980s the estate had become run down, with many of the flats laying vacant and being boarded up.

New homes to suit diverse community requirements

It took until 2008 for plans to be put in place to redevelop the estate, when PRP Architects were granted permission to design 761 new homes, a community centre, a play area, a public square and a number of retail spaces on the site. Housing association L&Q, were appointed as one of the partner companies for the project, which consists of replacing over 400 existing homes with a mixture of affordable homes, including shared ownership properties and homes for sale. The aim of the project is to improve the safety and security of the estate, to encourage new residents to live there, as well as rehoming existing residents.

The development features a mix of townhouses and apartments, courtyard gardens and the largest area of ‘green roofs’ in the UK. The revamped estate will cover 4.2 hectares, spread over either side of Regent’s Canal.

A bespoke masonry solution for a unique project

SIG Distribution Ruislip worked with masonry specialists Ancon to design the brickwork support system for the project, which included bespoke brick ties.

SIG Distribution Ruislip and Ancon’s experience of working together in the past meant that Steve Curd, Sales Executive, didn’t think twice about recommending their products for this project, “When sub-contractors Landmark Brickwork were looking for a support system, we were able to specify the Ancon MDC Bracket Angle Support System for this project, along with orders for damp proof core, brick ties and cavity closer insulation. We’ve worked with Ancon on many different projects in the past and with the help of the experts at Ancon and our sales reps, we were able to deliver a bespoke brickwork package to the project, at a price the customer was happy with.”

Steve explains why the Ancon MDC Bracket Angle Support System was specified, “This system can carry more than 8 metres of brickwork and accommodate any width of cavity from 40mm. Each system is optimised to ensure the most effective and economic solution is designed for the customer.”

In total, materials for the MDC masonry support system came to £230K and SIG Distribution Ruislip also supplied £117K of sundries to the project.

The redevelopment is being delivered by L&Q in partnership with Hackney Borough Council, PRP and Taylor Wimpey.