Charles Scott leads Sheppard Robson’s masterplanning team and has been involved with East Wick + Sweetwater for nearly 10 years. We recently caught up with him to ask what makes a great masterplan, what inspired the designs at East Wick + Sweetwater, and how he hopes the neighbourhood will evolve in years to come.
Who better to tell you why they love the local area than locals who established their business there? We caught up with Ed and Jess from Get Up Yesterday, who founded their sustainable vintage clothing shop Getup Yesterday in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. Like many, they found their usual working worlds had been turned upside down. They hoped their fledgling fashion business would help them get by, but they didn’t know how quickly it would turn into full time jobs. Now, based at Hackney Bridge in East Wick + Sweetwater, Getup Yesterday is flourishing. We sat down with them to find out more about the inspiration behind the business, and what drew them to be based in Hackney Wick.
Plans for the final phases at EW+S have been approved by London Legacy Development Corporation. Phases 4 and 5 (Sweetwater) will provide an additional 772 mixed-tenure homes to the neighbourhood, 271 of which are affordable homes. The plans will also create significant new community facilities, including a nursery, library, community facility and a health centre.
Plans for three further phases at EW+S have been approved by London Legacy Development Corporation. Phases 2, 3 and 7 (East Wick) will provide an additional 785 mixed-tenure homes to the neighbourhood, 231 of which are affordable homes. The plans will also create 802 sq m of new employment and retail spaces alongside more than 1,200 cycle spaces, encouraging sustainable methods of transport. More than four acres of new, multifunctional open space, including a green roof, doorstep play areas, a garden square and a range of outdoor play areas will also be created.
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