Architecture and building engineering company Aecom has revealed its masterplan to transform Hackney Wick over the next 15 years.
The plan for the area, which sits alongside the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park sets out to positively develop Hackney Wick, while keeping its unique character and architecture.
Following a widespread public consultation, the masterplan includes major improvements to Hackney Wick London Overground station.
It also sets out plans for the ‘hub’ around the station, which could include new restaurants, cafes and shops.
Infrastructure could also be improved with the construction of two bridges that link directly to the Olympic Park, and better walking and cycling paths.
The plan pays close attention to the existing historic buildings and remaining industrial features, and Aecom stressed in the document that future development of the area would take that into account and compliment the unique character.
It will be used by Hackney Council to guide the assessment of planning applications.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney Council cabinet member for regeneration and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: “The Olympic and Paralympic Park divides Hackney Wick, this masterplan describes the local community’s aspirations for the half of the neighbourhood that sits alongside the Park.
“Hackney Wick has a unique character which is captured in this plan and it will ensure that as investment flows into the neighbourhood the development that follows recognises and enhances that character.
“It will also play a vital role in shaping and connecting a new neighbourhood for the Wick that will come forward in the years ahead within the Olympic and Paralympic Park itself.”
Hackney Council, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, and Design for London all had an input in the proposals.