Hillington Square

Mae Architects, King's Lynn, 2014


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The refurbishment of a 1960s/1970s estate of five storey housing blocks on the outskirts of King's Lynn

Hillington Square consists of 320 flats. There are 15 residential blocks on the site; four and five storey flat-roof buildings with communal stairs, lifts and deck areas. The accommodation consists of 40 bedsits, 62 one-bedroom flats, 40 two-bedroom flats, 98 two-bedroom maisonettes and 80 three-bedroom maisonettes.

For this flagship project, Freebridge Community Housing aims to improve the liveability, appearance, wider public perception and desirability of the estate, to make the development feel safer and less claustrophobic, to improve the condition of the dwellings themselves, and to improve the properties’ energy performance.


  • Begun: Apr 2013
  • Completed: Nov 2014
  • Floor area: 4,454m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £30M
  • Procurement: Design and build
  • Address: Hillington Square, King's Lynn, PE30 5HU, United Kingdom

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