Category: Hackney (39)

The FT reports on how London’s economic geography has changed in the 21st century. The inner city has developed rapidly. Its core is growing faster than its periphery. Immigration from around the world is part of this story, but so too is the influx of younger people of childbearing age, attracted to the lifestyles of gentrified inner areas such as Hackney and Lambeth and their improving schools. There has been a new, diverse baby boom in the capital. And unusually, the past 10 years have seen more people arrive in inner London from the rest of England and Wales than leave.

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Uh-oh. The stretch of the Regent’s Canal between Haggerston and De Beauvoir has been branded the Haggerston Riviera. Check out their website.

The Haggerston Riviera

The Hackney Fashion Hub is a major regeneration project on the edge of Hackney Central town centre that will create a new focal point for UK fashion in the heart of London’s East End. The project is being pushed along by Harry Handelsman the brains and brawn behind the restoration of St Pancras.

Kudos for Hackney if this project gets the nod.

Plans for a major housing development including a 19-storey tower next to Dalston Kingsland station have been submitted to Hackney Council.

One hundred and twenty five homes are proposed in a scheme ranging in height from four to 19 storeys with shops on the ground floor.

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Architects have come up with a new way to solve the UK’s chronic housing shortage – converting garages into tiny homes. A row of out-of-use lock-ups in Hackney are due to be turned into cosy bedsits for young professionals and people unable to find a home. Click image to go to story.