The Fisheries maintenance contract has been awarded to CEM by Haus Block Management. As well as the 31 high-specification apartments, there will be 1,724 square metres of B1 commercial space over the ground, first and basement levels.
The Fisheries is built in the heart of Hackney’s London Fields, moments from the park, the lido and a stone’s throw from London Fields overground. London Fields continues to attract young, lively and interesting people, drawn to its open spaces, central location and dynamic style. Broadway Market and Wells Street Market are nearby with some of the most innovative places to eat and buy food in London. It is a hub of creativity and re-generation.
The Fisheries is a collection of unique one, two and three bedroom individually created flats, built with warehouse living in mind. Each flat has handmade kitchens by Andrew Stanley of Hackney and mixed width oak Barnwood flooring in the living areas, sandblasted concrete ceilings, exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows. The flats are both modern and traditional, reflecting the heritage of the site and the surrounding area. There is outside space in the form of terraces and fully opening Juliet balconies, from which the vibrant and dynamic area can be viewed.
Guy Hollaway Architects has designed the development. Guy Hollaway is an RIBA award-winning architectural and interior design practice that has a strong reputation for high quality design, competing on a national and international level.
The history of the area has always been an eclectic mix of residences of all classes, scattered amongst a strong industrial presence. Ultimately, workers lived in close proximity to where they worked. Currently, the work spaces in the area are characterised by a range of creative industries from fashion designers, software start-ups, artists, architects, photographers, film-makers and similar. The proposal aims to provide a place where these characteristics of the area can enhance and interact with one another.
CEM’s relationship with Haus has blossomed over the last couple of years – from when Haus took over two properties for which CEM had the M&E maintenance contracts and Haus retained CEM. From then we now have 10 properties and are working together on many more. Gareth Martin, Managing Director, set the company up in 2008 after a career in Property and Financial Services. Martin takes overall responsibility for the smooth running of the ship and still takes a hands-on role with many of their properties.