Set on the first floor of a progressive, award-winning development by Pocket Living, this superb studio apartment is small but perfectly formed.

Marcon Place, Hackney, Studio




It's a beautiful flat that has felt like home since I first walked in. The big windows provide great light. I especially enjoy sitting and reading in the sun with the Juliette windows open.

Over the years, I have loved the simple, neat layout and the way it feels like there are different areas despite it being a studio flat. It's so well-designed, with plenty of storage and a pleasing natural flow.

Marcon Place allowed me to own my own place without compromising location or aesthetics. And I've never regretted it. The block itself is peaceful, green and friendly –– the other residents are lovely –– plus the surrounding area could not be better. All of the best of Hackney and London Fields is a short walk away. I'll be sad to leave, but it's time for someone new to make it their own.


Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating B. Potential Energy Rating B

Council Tax:
The property falls into Band C (£1,182.19, including the single occupier discount in 2023/24)) in the borough of Hackney.

Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £8, Gas £30 and Water £8. These figures naturally change seasonally during the year.

Leasehold with 116 years left on the lease.

Service charge:
£1,072.86 per year (paid in two parts of £536.43)

Ground rent:
£200 per year.

In the building, there are 33 flats in total.

Recent work:
A light touch as Marcon Place was built in 2015. Small cosmetic updates but nothing more.

Getting around:
You can jump on the Overground from Hackney Downs or Central. There are also various bus routes running along Mare Street.

Onward plans:
Being sold chain-free.

Anything else:
Pocket Living creates beautiful, compact C21 homes. It is run by award-winning architects who believe that great design should be affordable for everyone. We are huge fans.

You can become a Pocket homeowner at Marcon Place if…

You’re a first-time buyer;
You live or work in the borough of Hackney;
You earn less than £90k.


On a side street behind Hackney Downs Overground, this serene studio apartment is part of a gated complex designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects.

Every inch of space has been considered and designed with real-life use in mind. The 'U' shape configuration means the sleeping area retains a sense of privacy, while the kitchen and relaxing areas work as a natural break. Both zones are filled with sunlight from the 'tilt and turn' floor-to-ceiling doors overlooking the landscaped courtyard below. The bathroom and kitchen fittings are crisp and in good order, while the high energy efficiency rating means day-to-day living costs are low.

The pared-back design continues outside. There are numerous nods to the area's industrial heritage, from the pillar box red metal staircases linking the communal areas to the exposed beams and brickwork, all wrapped within the slatted wooden facade. It's a building that sits comfortably with its surroundings.

And what brilliant surroundings! Marcon Place is in the beating heart of Hackney, moments from Hackney Downs Park and London Fields, plus everything in between, including Mare Street and Wilton Way. And with two Overground stations within minutes of your door, the rest of London opens up for you to explore.


While we endeavour to provide accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these should be intended as a guide. Total floor plan measurements are sometimes rounded for ease, and distances are approximated. Purchasers should always satisfy themselves through personal inspection.

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