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Planning approved for development in Hackney

Plans for a new development in London have been approved to start work.

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has approved plans for a new residential development to start work in Hackney, London – creating a pedestrian-focused, cycle-friendly living and working environment.

“Through a robust engagement process, we have created a scheme that retains the best parts of Queen’s Yard and genuinely enhances this with a mix of uses and improved public realm, for local residents, businesses and visitors.”

Chris Shaw, CEO, Shaw Corporation 
Build to Rent scheme, Hackney
Build to Rent scheme, Hackney

The development – at Queen’s Yard in Hackney – will be a mixed-use residential development delivering 143 Build to Rent homes. Queen’s Yard is located next to Hackney Wick overground station – which has become a thriving cultural, social and enterprise hub. The project is a collaboration between Jestico + Whiles and Stockwool. 

“We are delighted that we have helped create a lasting genuinely mixed-use legacy at the heart of Hackney Wick. As a major supporter of the arts, I am pleased that we have helped secure a permanent site for the Yard Theatre.”

David Pearl, Hatton Garden Properties

The site will include 2,932 sq. m of modern, flexible workspace, retail, restaurant, café and bar space. It also has a permanent site for the long-term future of the Yard Theatre and its Hub67 community centre.

  • Build to Rent scheme exterior of building
  • Hackney, London exterior view
  • Build to Rent scheme, Hackney exterior
  • Build to Rent scheme, Hackney public realm
  • Hackney, London

“We are extremely pleased that Queen’s Yard has received planning consent – the decision represents a major step forward for the on-going regeneration of this unique area.

“The whole team has worked closely and collaboratively on this vibrant mixed-use scheme which will deliver sustainable new homes and flexible employment space on this key development site within the Hackney Wick Central Masterplan.

“We look forward to the on-set of the project delivery phase.”

Alex Gordon, Associate Director, Jestico + Whiles

Image credit: Shaw Corporation

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