Dalston Lane Terrace regeneration delights shopkeeper

A London shopkeeper whose business was refurbished as part of a regeneration project has expressed his joy at being able to move back in.

Murphy’s Construction, Development & Property Services team has been working in partnership with Hackney Council to regenerate the historic Dalston Lane Terrace, and recently completed phase one of the scheme.

Peter Powell, managing director of Hy-Tek Electronics Ltd, has kept a shop at the terrace for more than 40 years.

He said: “I’m very happy with the work carried out on my store, and I found the staff helpful and friendly. The fit-out of my store is very impressive and the help with the design was great. I would definitely recommend the team for good workmanship and a very professional and friendly service, and would like to thank them for all their help in getting me up and running.”

Hy-Tek Electronics and others had to relocate temporarily during the work, so Murphy built strong relations with shop owners to keep businesses running. The aging commercial block is having a much needed make-over with shops fitted-out to cater for the needs of business of the future with upgraded facilities and communications connections.


The new shop frontage for Hy-Tek Electronics Ltd

When complete, the regeneration scheme will boast 44 new homes and over 1,000sqm of retail space.

The homes are due to be complete in 2018

Phase one, which included public realm improvements, such as a new community space, was completed last month and now phase two is well underway and due to be completed in April 2018.

Architectural and design practice Child Graddon Lewis (CGL) carried out consultation with more than 300 residents and other stakeholders, including English Heritage, prior to planning. Consent was successfully granted towards the end of 2012 and CGL was appointed by Murphy to complete the scheme.

Michael Monaghan, Murphy project manager for Dalston Lane Terrace, said: “This has been a fantastic project for the development team, helping bring much-needed new homes to Hackney. We’ve now completed all demolition works and the foundations for the new homes are coming along nicely. The design supplied by CGL has been of the highest quality, fostering sustainability and putting community at the heart of the plan.”

Simon Child, director at CGL, said: “Having been involved in Dalston Lane Terrace from its very inception, we were delighted to achieve the major milestone of completing phase one.

“We’re also very proud of our role in delivering a sustainable future for this terrace, especially due to its critical significance to the conservation area. It’s important to note that our desire to create a quality scheme could not have been achieved had we not developed such a close working relationship with the council’s design and conservation officers, the main contractor Murphy and their sub-contractors. We’re very much looking forward to continuing our work with them and seeing phase two of the project once it’s completed.”

The original Dalston Lane Terrace was built around 1820 and included 17 buildings, and was extended with retail frontages toward the end of the 19th century. Although not listed, these properties are of significant historical importance, making up 50 per cent of the surrounding conservation area.

Posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Emma Best

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