Hackney Bridge, formerly known as Clarnico Quay, is a temporary development near the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Building of new homes at East Wick and Sweetwater is now under way – but not all planned sites are needed straight away. The London Legacy Development Corporation and the East Wick and Sweetwater developers (Balfour Beatty and Places for People) are working with social impact company Make Shift to use one of these sites for a variety of workspace, employment, cultural and community uses.
Hackney Bridge from Make Shift will be brand-new canalside public destination close to Hackney Wick featuring workspace, public facilities, events, markets, restaurants and bars. Giving local enterprises the space they need to thrive together.
The uses of the site have been developed in consultation with the surrounding communities – particularly those in Hackney Wick – and it is part of the wider strategy to support local employment, enterprise and new exciting public spaces in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Hackney Wick area.
Hackney Bridge is now under construction, and it is due to open to the public in autumn 2020. For more information – including how to register for spaces and membership – visit the Hackney Bridge website.
Hackney Bridge will also be the new site of the Park’s Mobile Garden, which was originally on a temporary site near Chobham Manor, the Park’s first housing development.
The aim of the project is to create a welcoming, beautiful and movable public garden, and provide food growing, socialising, events and training opportunities for the whole community.
Originally known as Mobile Garden City, the project was developed from an original concept and design ideas by Public Works and Somewhere and delivered by Groundwork London for Our Parklife and LLDC, with supporting partner Pro Bike Service. More information on the new plans for the Garden will be available nearer to the time of reopening.