The Development of Hackney Wick
The ambition of the the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) is to develop Hackney wick as a \creative business” hub. It plans to transform a 1.6 acre site to create over 6000 square metres of “affordable and flexible” workspace and 130 residential units in a new work live scheme (which gained planning approval on 16th Feb). The plans also include: 1596 sq m of retail for a convenience store cafes bars and restaurants1820 sq m of public open space. More details at: http://ltgdc.org.uk/ltgdc-news/development-news/hackney-wick-to-be-the-focus-of-new-creative-business-growth/
I have heard that as part of the Olympic Legacy there is will be large batch of funding released the day after the end of the Paraolympics. So, if you’re looking to set up a social enterprise any kind of community interest group it maybe a good opportunity to get some funding. http://www.legacytrustuk.org/“
This all looks quite interesting – they’re making a lot of the right noises – hopefully it won’t fuck up the area…
\Olympic design review slams Stock Woolstencroft’s Hackney Wick plans”http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/olympic-design-review-slams-stock-woolstencroft%E2%80%99s-hackney-wick-plans/5052033.article”English Heritage has also commented on the height of the proposed buildings.A scheme for more than 800 new homes in Hackney Wick designed by Stock Woolstencroft has been slammed by the London Legacy Development Corporation’s design review panel blaming in part its “excessive scale”.”Considering the size of the site and its location it seems pretty modest to me.. “
Aaarrrggghhh… ‘Croydon’ comes to Hackney Wick!
\The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced an £8.5m grant for an upgrade of Hackney Wick Station.”http://elrnews.com/2013/10/04/hackney-wick-to-get-upgrade/“
We won an UnLtd Award to help with the regeneration of our Big Local Area, Hackney Wick. We are using the award to produce a 3-day Halloween community event which will involve business and residents. It will start at Hackney Wick station and finish at Stour Space. Check it out http://www.iscad.org.uk/location-location and let us know what you think. “
Any negatives to this new £8.5 million development of Hackney Wick? Someone mentioned competition among landlords in Old Street because of cheaper rent prices. Will other parts of Hackney lose residents and money as a result?