McLaren will be delivering the projects with HSF2 (Hackney Schools for the Future 2 Ltd) for London Borough of Hackney.

McLaren Construction Ltd’s South division will be building the Tiger Way project. Situated on Hackney Downs, the development will provide a primary school education facility for 420 children and 89 residential apartments split into two tower blocks, one of 14 storeys and the second of 11 storeys. Construction works include the demolition of the existing single storey school, piling, reinforced concrete, sub and superstructures, terracotta cladding and high quality fit out. The Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville and Deputy Mayor of Hackney, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble officially broke ground on the site alongside The Head Teacher of Nightingale Primary School, Abigail Hopper and the McLaren Construction team, to mark the start of construction works.

Deputy Mayor of Hackney, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, said:

“This is a really important step in our programme to ensure that we have enough local school places for Hackney pupils. It was great to invite pupils who will directly benefit from this school to visit the site – they were really excited to see work getting under way.’’

The second project on Nile Street will be constructed by the Major Projects division of McLaren Construction Ltd. The new development, located near the busy Old Street roundabout, consists of a two storey Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) school, a seven storey residential block fronting Nile Street and a 29 storey residential tower all over a single storey shared basement. The works include demolition and enabling works, groundworks, reinforced concrete superstructure and post-tensioned floor slabs. With precast concrete cladding to the low level blocks and unitised curtain walling to the tower. The apartments will have high spec internal finish, together with extensive external works to both the school and residential areas.

Kevin Taylor, Chairman of McLaren Construction Group commented: ‘’It is a privilege to be engaged on these projects with London Borough of Hackney. It is a true testament of the valued working relationship developed between McLaren and Hackney over the past 8 years of delivering high quality educational facilities through the successful BSF programme.’’

Both projects started on site in January 2017 and are looking to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating with an anticipation of the schools ready for occupation as early as December 2018 and the remaining residential units’ phased up to November 2019.