Sweetwater will feature a mix of up to 650 homes including apartments and family homes with private gardens and communal green space alongside the Lee Navigation canal.

The neighbourhood will also feature a new primary school, two nurseries, community space, library and health centre. There will also be a beautiful canalside park along the Lee Navigation canal which improves the existing towpath for pedestrians and cyclists, providing spaces for play and recreation. 

New bridges will connect Hackney Wick and Fish Island and the Park for the first time.

In early 2015 we announced that East Wick and Sweetwater would be developed together by one consortium led by Places for People and Balfour Beatty.  With that appointment in place, work is now underway to submit a full planning application, after which work will begin on site.

  • For the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from around the world, this was an essential area of the Park. Not only was it the main place to go for food and information as well as souvenirs and merchandise, but the area contained a vital road that moved athletes and officials to and from venues. To the north, the Copper Box Arena saw use for handball, modern pentathlon fencing and goalball matches, while the Stadium a few minutes walk to the east was the site of some of the most memorable athletic victories of the Games.

  • One of the most important industrial sites in London, the area around Sweetwater has seen some of the UK’s most important innovations.

    In the 19th century, the area was home to the East London Waterworks Company, but it was during the late 19th and early 20th century that it really came into its own with the growth of chemical, confectionery and petroleum industries taking off in the area.

    Petrol was first registered for a patent by the company Carless, Capel & Leonard in the area around White Post Lane and a company based on White Post Lane first introduced the French process of dry cleaning to the UK.

    A German V1 rocket and heavy bombing damaged many of the buildings in the area during World War Two, but industrial development continued from the 1950s onwards with confectionary, fur trade, engineering and fruit businesses, as well as timber yards and warehouses continued to make the area a real hive of activity and industrial innovation.