Hackney Wick Overground Station Development
A few weeks ago, the council announced plans for an £8.5 million project to upgrade Hackney Wick Station – http://news.hackney.gov.uk/8m-upgrade-for-hackney-wick-station/ Among other things, it’s said to be expected to create thousands of job opportunities for residents and up to 2,000 homes. Is this going to be as controversial as the Fashion Hub project, in that it’ll take business away from local shops and not really benefit local people? Is it just an example of gentrification rather than regeneration? Please let me know your thoughts.