Upper Place, Clapton

Thornsett partnered with Upper Clapton United Reformed Church to deliver a new church and community space along with 27 apartments in the borough of Hackney. The site was previously home to a small worship space that was in desperate need of refurbishment. It originally had an outline planning consent for 26 apartments and a new church. Thornsett then secured a detailed consent for 27 private apartments, ensuring the development potential of the site was maximised in an area in need of regeneration. Construction completed in July 2019.

Benefits for Client

  • New state-of-the-art church and community space
  • Sales overage

The Development

  • 27 apartments arranged across three blocks
  • 14,000 sq. ft. of church and community space
  • Gross Development Value: £16m

Development Features

  • Conveniently located near Clapton Station
  • Penthouse apartments with incredible city views
  • ‘Crucifix’ rooflight to the worship space