Author: benjamin

Cafe for St. John-at-Hackney churchyard

Certainly not a big application, but an interesting one nevertheless.The existing Park Keepers Store »

Localism Act- meeting

There is a meeting this evening in opposition to a \neighbourhood\" group that has been set up to ta »

Lorne House, 126-128 Lower Clapton Rd

Following the tragic fire that resulted in loss of life a few months back, the grade2 listed propert »

Is Tech City sustainable?

Some are reporting that \Tech and creative companies based around Shoreditch and Hoxton will become »

Two Hackney playgrounds named the best in London

\Congratulations to Hackney Marsh and Shakespare Adventure playground who were recently awarded two »

39 storeys for 145 City Rd EC1

2012/3259\Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a 39 storey residential building with ret »

”Hackney is worst performing planning authority”?

\The London Borough of Hackney is demanding an apology from communities secretary Eric Pickles after »

\Hackney bars among world’s best””

\Hackney is a world-class drinking destination according to a respected annual survey. Three of Drin »

End of East End Art Scene?

The BBC have a piece on the closure of Hoxton's White Cube gallery and asks \is this the beginning o »

Pedestrian footbridge connecting Hackney Downs Station & Hackney Central Station

I know that @gavinredknap ment »

Three Sisters – closing for refurbishment

Cheap booze available at the Three Sisters until 1st Nov. when it closes for refurbishment (oh, I do »

Cinema/theatre for Broadway Market approved


Commercial businesses in Dalston Square

It looks as though some commercial life may be finally coming to Dalston Sq.To accompany the existin »

Buccleuch House, Clapton Common

The existing Buccleuch House is the 6-storey brick block overlooking the common that's been empty fo »

Stunt Dolly hairdressers opening in Dalston

Opening the 2nd October at 582 Kingsland Rd. »

Blocked drains on main roads

Is it my imagination or is drainage on main roads getting worse in recent years? I'm often seeing cy »

Olympic Legacy Exhibition at Hackney House

\Hackney and East London's Legacy Exhibition and Conference // 3rd – 5th September 2012Legacy Exhibi »

Sodo Pizza coming to Upper Clapton Rd

126 Upper Clapton Rd to be precise.\Coming soon to Upper Clapton (until then try us at the E5 Bakeho »

Foxtons estate agents coming to Mare Street

Foxtons are to be moving into the long-empty old council housing offices on the corner of Mare St an »

Have Your Say on Boundary Changes

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Hackney to »

‘Developing Hackney’


13-18 Sidworth Street E8

Demolition of existing building and mixed use redevelopment comprising the erection of a six storey »

Guardian on Chatsworth Rd gentrification

Interesting article and comments in the Guardian; »

Call for submissions: Designed in Hackney Market

From Dezeen;\Calling creative businesses in the London borough of Hackney! As part of our »

48 – 76 Dalston Lane, E8 3AH

Well, I guess this is the application that half of Hackney has been waiting many years for;2012/1739 »

Hackney Marshes Centre wins RIBA Award

Hackney Marshes Centre wins RIBA Award for excellence; »

Spandeli: Spanish deli on Dalston Lane

A new Spanish deli has opened today at 246 Dalston Lane - just four doors from Chase & Sorensen. »

Electric buses

A bus company in Coventry is the first in the UK to use a fast-charge all-electric bus; »

Armourtex Ltd

Hackney Gazette on a new shop off Urswick Rd;A champion cyclist was the guest of honour at the openi »

BBC World Service – Vid on Shoreditch

5 min vid from BBC;\As part of the London Calling season the BBC World Service has been discovering »

’A Picture Of London’ doc (inc. a Hackney archive)

The BBC doc  'A Picture Of London' is available on iPlayer.At 39mins there is a bit on an archive of »

Zed Nelson – Hackney’s Beauty and Ugliness


Community / Neighbourhood / Nimby Groups & the Planning Process”

This follows from another discussion regarding the Clapton (Palace) Pavilion / Ethiopian Church, but »

Former Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital

This from East London Regeneration news;\Rydon and Family Mosaic worked with HTA Architects on the b »

Farrs School of Dancing: Antic Pubs new venture?

Anyone any idea where/what this relates to? »

Clapton Neighbourhood Plan

I've just come across this questionnaire issued by the council regarding the future of the Clapton P »

Art’otel rethink?

After making some enquiries regarding an expected completion date for Hoxton's new Art'otel (it was »

10 – 50 Willow Street Hotel


Wi-fi electric car charging point

The UK is to get its first wi-fi charging point for electric vehicles in Shoreditch; »

City Road developments

I note that construction has at last started on the 20 storey hotel at 151-157 City Road; »