East Wick and Sweetwater: Affordable homes coming to East London
Shared Ownership and Affordable Rent available in new Hackney community
Eventually featuring more than 1,800 homes alongside offices, flexible workspaces, schools and new community spaces, East Wick and Sweetwater is set to play a key role linking the adjacent communities of Hackney Wick, Fish Island and Stratford, becoming a new independent area in its own right.
East Wick and Sweetwater is set up to be more than ‘just’ a development. Designed by six architects, the first phase of this new neighbourhood has been consciously built for local people and those who will genuinely settle in the area, aiming to attract people from all walks of life, whatever their age, to live in one of the capital’s most buzzing locations.
Genuinely affordable homes will be provided via social rent, affordable rent and Shared Ownership, alongside quality privately rented apartments, market sale apartments and larger townhouse-style homes, perfect for those wishing to settle and grow in the area.
Importantly, anyone visiting the neighbourhood will be greeted with a tenure blind approach, meaning no matter what house type they are interested in or whatever their budget is, they will deal with one single team from East Wick and Sweetwater.
East Wick and Sweetwater has partnered with Make Shift (the makers of Pop Brixton and Peckham Levels, who have a proven track record of bringing to life destination spaces for local neighbourhoods and small businesses alike) to create Hackney Bridge – a new canal side destination featuring workspaces, public facilities, events, markets, restaurants and bars. Acting as an incubator space for small businesses, Hackney Bridge is the ideal venue for entrepreneurs to kick start ideas, with the opportunity to later on scale up to one of the larger commercial spaces available at East Wick and Sweetwater and neighbouring Here East.
Further community space is being provided at Clarnico Club – a multi-purpose social hub that serves as the beating heart of East Wick and Sweetwater. A whole range of independent events are planned to be hosted at the venue (subject to COVID-19 restrictions), and here visitors can also learn more about the neighbourhood, what’s taking place in the local area, which businesses are around, or simply have a coffee in the café and work flexibly. It’s a space open for all to enjoy.
To find out more about this developing community, visit East Wick and Sweetwater’s website.
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