case study:
Lion Club, Hoxton; The reprovision of a Boxing Club and Youth Facility within a residential development

Role: Developer
Objective: To ensure the future of a historic boxing and youth club by redeveloping a tight urban site to provide apartments and a new club space

Northland was approached to use our development experience and skills to help secure the future of a boxing and youth club in the Hoxton area of East London .

The clubs building was over fifty years old and was in a poor state of repair it was no longer fit for purpose and its constraints were severly limiting the club's ability to deliver their service for the young people in the area.

The key consideration within any development was to provide the club with a modern purpose built flexible facility that allowed them to not only continue but also maximise their ongoing revenue .The receipt obtained could be reinvested in the facility and services provided for the local community.

Northland  joined with 2 other parties to deliver the necessary planning consent.

  • Detailed and in depth negotiations were held with the club to ensure the new facility met there requirements whilst the best possible cash receipt was generated.
  • As the club was a charity the legal and associted valuation negotiations were complex. Best value had to be demonstrated and Charity Commission sign off obtained.
  • Architects and the supporting professionals required to deliver the consent were appointed
  • Extensive community consulation took place
  • At one stage the project and in turn the future of the club was threatened by an attempt to locally list the existing building. We appointed  expert heritage professionals and this threat was overcome.
  • After further community and political consultation planning was obtained for a 7 storey block with a new club faciilty on basement and ground  and 5 storeys of residential apartments, 19 apartments in total. (no affordable housing)

Construction on site has now commenced.

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