Hackney Wick is a vibrant and distinctive part of London with a long and rich history and a world-class reputation as a creative quarter, home to some 250 artist studios and around 100 creative businesses.
We have been appointed to develop three sites around Hackney Wick Station into a vibrant new mixed-use, mixed-tenure development which contributes to Hackney Wick’s character and reputation as a creative quarter.
Wick First will be more than just new buildings. We are invested in ensuring this development genuinely benefits the existing local community, reflects the local character and enhances the public space.
Our Vision for Wick First is to harness Hackney Wick’s existing creative community, people, potential, character, and history; nurture sustainable growth and deliver a creative, diverse and inclusive town centre that demonstrates innovative regeneration.
We have partnered with Bow Arts on this project. Bow Arts have existing experience working with Notting Hill Genesis delivering major, industry-leading placemaking programmes within London. That same team will be responsible for developing and delivering our commercial strategy in Hackney Wick.
This will be brought together through place making with sustainability, opportunity and community engagement at the core so we can help support local businesses and arts industries that need relocating.
You can register with Bow Arts at any time to receive regular updates on affordable workspace availability and upcoming projects. Bow Arts do not operate a waiting list, they curate each space selecting artists and creative businesses who will work for that particular building.
At a glance
The three LLDC sites are located to the north and south of the award-winning Hackney Wick Overground station, with one site in Hackney and two in Tower Hamlets. The development includes c.4,500 m² of non-residential space, including retail, commercial, community facilities and low-cost workspace. The scheme will deliver a public square in front of the station and a north-south route for pedestrians and cyclists to improve station access.
Architects: Hawkins\Brown, Delvendahl Martin, Studio Weave
Units: 190 homes (31 London Affordable Rent, 159 shared ownership)
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Notting Hill Genesis was selected by the London Legacy Development Corporation to create a high-quality, mixed-tenure, mixed-use development across three key sites in Hackney Wick.
London Legacy Development Corporation has approved plans for the new homes around Hackney Wick Station.
Notting Hill Genesis submitted a Reserved Matters Application (RMA) in January, outlining how they would transform the sites into a new neighbourhood centre, which was granted permission on Tuesday 26th July 2022.
The 190 homes will be across four buildings and will provide a mix of London Affordable Rent, shared ownership and private sale housing. All will be five per cent larger than national size standards, while half will be affordable housing.
Creatives and small businesses will benefit from more than 4,000m2 of commercial space, a quarter of which will be low-cost.
The land is owned by London Legacy Development Corporation, which is committed to the transformation of the area into a thriving town centre, supporting existing communities, developing high-quality new homes and providing affordable workspaces.
There will also be more than 4,000m2 of high-quality public space, alongside residential play areas, roof terraces and podium amenity. The plan is compliant with the New London Plan for cycle parking provision and has a focus on sustainability, with no fossil fuels needed to power either the homes or commercial space.
John Hughes, group director of development for Notting Hill Genesis, commented: “We are very proud of the plans we put forward for new homes, public realm and commercial space at Hackney Wick and are pleased the LLDC shared our enthusiasm for the proposal.
This is such an exciting area, with fantastic transport links to the rest of London and beyond and we look forward to providing more of the quality, affordable homes so needed in this area."
Rosanna Lawes, executive director of development at LLDC, said: “This is fantastic news for the next chapter for Hackney Wick neighbourhood centre. This site, adjacent to Hackney Wick station will deliver new homes, 50 per cent affordable, the retention of affordable workspace, employment space and high-quality public realm. This is going to be a high quality, well-designed, mixed use development that will fit with its surroundings and will bring real benefits for local people and businesses.”
Notting Hill Genesis was chosen as a development partner in March 2021, while the design team is led by Hawkins\Brown, with Delvendahl Martin and Studio Weave.
Work will begin in late 2022, with the buildings and public realm expected to be completed in 2025.
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