We Made That and long-term collaborators and regeneration specialists PRD, have recently been appointed by Hackney Council to develop and implement a Town Centre Strategy for Hackney Central. The project will recognise and build on Hackney Central’s unique culture, heritage and distinct neighbourhoods. It will also consider potential physical changes in the town centre to support the town centre’s diverse communities and stakeholders and ensure a fair recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The team is supported by heritage specialists Authentic Futures, green infrastructure specialists Green Infrastructure Consultancy and cost consultants Stockdale. The role of local people and businesses is crucial in developing this strategy, and engagement specialist Maayan Ashkenazi will work with the Council to ensure Hackney Central communities are at the heart of building on the findings of the Hackney Central Conversation listening exercise and the newly established Hackney Central Community Panel.
“We’re looking forward to bringing positive impacts to Hackney Central. It’s a critical time to be setting new trajectories for how high streets and town centres adapt to the challenges we’ve experienced and the challenges ahead. Our work with the Council and the wider public will blaze a progressive trail for shaping inclusive change. The newly established commission will work to review the strengths and challenges of the town centre today, before developing a vision, planning for transformational change to benefit residents and businesses, and finally focusing on implementation and delivery of the plan.” - Oliver Goodhall
For more info on the project see Hackney Council website here.