Wallis Yard provides a direct pedestrian and cycle connection into and beneath the redesigned Hackney Wick station. Stone Studios will deliver this link, and the adjoining LLDC site to the west will complete its enclosure with mixed-use buildings. The detailed public realm design follows the wider area design code, featuring robust granite and concrete surfaces, street trees and minimal clutter. It will be intensively used, and animated by the surrounding businesses and homes. The shared podium garden for residents features a central raised quadrangle surrounded by a pergola with integrated seating and planting, all doubling up as informal play structures.
During a five-year gestation period, the proposals have adapted to successive post-Olympic authorities, evolving planning policies and rapid change in the surrounding area. Following a detailed and iterative pre-application process, a planning application was submitted to the London Legacy Development Corporation and favourably determined in May 2015. A separate planning application was approved for the link to the station. Work is due to begin on site in 2017. Meanwhile LLDC has made its own outline planning application for Hackney Wick Central, incorporating the approved scheme for Stone Studios, which anticipates the objectives and design approach of the wider masterplan.
|Architect:||Pollard Thomas Edwards|
|Planning Authority:||London Legacy Development Corporation|
|Site size (ha):||0.43|
|Estimated date of completion:||03/01/2019|
|Schedule of accommodation:||1 Bed Flats x 32, 2 Bed Flats x 61, 3 Bed Flats x 27, 5,365 sq m of commercial space designed for the cultural and creative industries an art gallery, a cafÃ© restaurant and retail space.|
|Tenure mix:||10% affordable / 90% private|
|Size of typical home:||75|
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