We Made That and Hatch Regeneris are currently working with Hackney Council to understand more about value of creative industries, cultural, community and third-sector organisations, both to the Hackney’s economy and its communities. The work aims to establish a detailed understanding of the rapid economic change which has been experience in Hackney over the past decade, and examine the implications for this for the borough’s places and communities.
The study includes detailed economic profiles of each of Hackney’s key employment areas, detailed workspace mapping, and a social value study of the borough’s creative, cultural and community sectors. The study uses this research to propose a new social value framework for Hackney Council to use to track the economic, social and environmental value of the borough’s economy over time. This study will help to inform development within Hackney in the future, including the borough’s emerging Local Plan (LP33).