One would think an Olympic medal, a dog with a racing hat, a canal boat and sweets can't possibly have much in common. Well, think twice... When taking a look back in time in the history of our local area, it's all there!
We’re one of six architects working on the project which is really exciting, as we all have our own flare and identity. This means the new neighbourhood will offer different styles, which creates a more interesting place to live and visit. The design is heavily focused on establishing a real sense of community, as we want to bring different types of people together. We’re also designing highly sustainable homes, including car-free liveable streets that create a much better sense of community, whilst also providing walking and cycling routes.
As part of our commitments to support economic prosperity in East London, we're launching the Future Fund, aiming to promote inclusive growth and celebrate the talent and diversity amongst young people living within the Growth Olympic boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
For this 3rd episode we spent some time with Kevin from Taking Shape Association talking about growing up in East London, how Kung Fu influenced his life from an early stage, and how he’s now working to empower the community through Martial Arts.
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