Karakusevic Carson and Witherford Watson Mann have
secured outline planning permission for Hackney Wick Central - a major
regeneration project on the eastern fringes of the Olympic Park. The project
will deliver around 900 new homes, 36,000sqm of employment space as well as new
public realm improvements and community facilities. In an area undergoing
a period of significant transformation and change, the masterplan harnesses
Hackney Wick’s existing assets to create a sustainable framework for its future
In collaboration with the London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Borough of Hackney, Karakusevic Carson and Witherford Watson Mann worked closely with local landowners, businesses, communities and stakeholders in the development of a bespoke masterplan. Key aspects of the project include the provision of a range of business spaces, the enhancement of local heritage assets and the creation of a hard-working public realm to create a dynamic and connected urban centre.
Once delivered, the masterplan will improve connectivity and legibility, using retained heritage assets to define new routes and public spaces. The area’s historic grain of yards, passages and well defined streets will be carefully reinstated to create a coherent urban environment. New buildings will create a varied townscape that responds to the area’s unique and distinctive character whilst existing employment space will be re-provided to support the future of the area’s local economy and creative activities.