Our proposals

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.

Wick First will deliver:

193 new homes, of which c.80 will be affordable homes

1,400 sqm play space

3,300 sqm new public realm

4,500 sqm new commercial space for studios, retail and offices, including low-cost workspace

421 cycle parking spaces

Exemplar designs in keeping with historic character of Hackney Wick

More information on these proposals will be included on this page in the near future.

Commercial & Workspace

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.

Visit www.bowarts.org

Our proposals in more detail

Please see below for the information presented for our consultation for Wick First and community updates. Simply click on the tiles related to the content you would like to view.

Information boards

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Online webinar

View our online webinar on the proposals from Tuesday 21 September.

Community updates

Important site news and updates sent to the community will be uploaded to this section on a regular basis.

Newsletter – August 2021

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Information flyer – September 2021

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How you can help shape the plans

Because of the existing masterplan consent, certain elements of the Wick First scheme are fixed – such as the number of homes, amount of public realm and play space, and the amount of commercial and low-cost workspace. However, the local community still has an opportunity to help us shape the final plans ahead of submission of a Reserved Matters Planning Application later this year. We want to hear from you!

You will be able to help us:

  • Decide on landscaping features for the public green spaces which the whole community will benefit from.
  • Provide ideas for local makers to contribute to the public realm or shared spaces.
  • Shape the mix of commercial, retail and creative businesses which could occupy the completed buildings.

Click here for more about how you can have your say!