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Hadley Property Group joins our Here East September event

Above: Steve Kennard of Hadley Property Group (courtesy Hadley Property Group)

Future Cities Forum is welcoming back Steve Kennard, Director of Regeneration at Hadley Property Group to contribute to our 'Innovation Cities' event at Here East in Stratford this September. Steve will be speaking about its IQL North development in Stratford, east London.

Acquiring the 3.18 acre site in January 2022, Hadley has commenced work on proposals which will deliver a transformative mixed-use development on the eastern edge of Stratford's Olympic Park.

The on-site meanwhile uses, alongside the completed development, it says will seek to provide a physical and economic link directly to the park from Stratford and beyond. To deliver this project, Hadley are working alongside an award-winning team, partnering with Mecanoo, Delva, Buro Happold and Deloitte. The site, which had previously been awarded detailed planning permission for 767,000 square feet of office space, will now host a broad range of uses for local residents. Alongside new homes with a high provision of affordable housing, plans will include food and beverage offerings, community gardens, a health and wellbeing-focused community centre, a sustainable transport hub and a flexible workspace, supporting the growth of East London-based businesses. After acquiring the site in January of this year, the first three months were a race against time to get the grounds ready for the opening of The Lighthouse and Gardens - a community-focused garden and well-being space.

Steve joined our January forum this year to talk about Hadley Property Group's development at at Blackwall Yard beside the Thames. Hadley's design team worked closely with Tower Hamlets Council, local residents and community groups to create the new mixed-use development in east London. A short walk from East India DLR Station, Blackwall Yard will become a new riverside neighbourhood, regenerating what was previously an underused, concreted private car park.

It says the consented proposals will deliver 898 new homes (35% of which will be affordable housing), a two-form primary school, a community hub, spaces for a cafe, pub and grocery store, all built around a new public square and green spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy:

'This section of the Thames Path, which has been closed for a number of years, will be reopened. The historic graving dock, filled in as the area's shipbuilding declined, will become an amphitheatre-style garden and an outdoor swimming pool, and new pedestrian and cycle routes will loop among the buildings and out to the riverfront.

'The development's stretching environmental, economic and social value outcomes will actively contribute to Tower Hamlet's goal to be a green, safe and cohesive borough.'

Tower Hamlet's Strategic Development Committee granted unanimous consent for the proposals in June 2021.


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