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Future Property Developments

We are excited about the redevelopment of the Bradbury Street Project.

In 2017 HCD was awarded over £1 million by Greater London Authority to make much-needed improvements to 3-10a Bradbury Street/1-10 Gillett Square as well as the creation of new workspaces for Hackney enterprises. As part of the funding, a lease extension was requested from the London Borough of Hackney, and planning permission was granted in August 2018, https://ynstudio.eu/Bradbury-Street-Workspaces-London-UK

 

Bradbury Street

 

The redevelopment includes:  

  • Improvement of 23 self-contained office spaces (Class B1 office space)
  • Over 658 SqM redevelopment including 10 self-contained test retail spaces (A1/A3/A5) 
  • Creation of 457 SqM of new B1 workspace 3 Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN (a new floor on the 3rd floor).
  • 743 SqM of workspace fitted out at Block E, Woodberry Down

 

The project in numbers

  • The redevelopment will safeguard 265 existing jobs while creating at least 69 more. 
  • The HCD Social Enterprise Incubator Programme will support at least 15 socially responsible businesses, meaning at least 30 Hackney residents will be helped each year to earn a living wage.
  • The development will offer workspace to 23 tenants whose enterprises are owned by BAME and other identifiable groups who experience social exclusion.
  • Gillett Square will continue to support 5-10 public events each year and create a child-safe space on 150 days each year for cultural and community development, increasing social capital and inclusion.

 

Providing continuity for tenants 

In order to minimise disruption, HCD assured that all tenants wishing to stay would be provided temporary accommodation. We fulfilled this promise through the provision of temporary containers on the south side of Gillett Square, while other tenants moved from Bradbury Street to Woodberry Down/Downham Road. 

 

Project update 

The dedicated project team have met a series of unforeseen challenges, including the appointed contractor going into administration. In July 2020, after tender, Vortex Interior was appointed as the new contractor. 

 

The project was able to commence in November 2020 and expected to be completed by August 2021. Due to slight delays caused by the recent lockdown expected completion date is now estimated to be in the 4th quarter of 2021. We intend to commence monthly updates to be posted in Gillett Square to keep the community informed. 

 

Meet the team

In May, there will be an opportunity to speak to contractors about the project. Please email Anthonia a.onigbode@hced.co.uk with any questions you have about the project. We have postponed this until after the Mayoral election in May 2021.

 

Interested in a unit? 

Please contact property@hcd.coop to register your interest in one of our spaces. 


Giving thanks 

It’s important to recognise the almighty work carried out by the project team over the last three years. Their dedication and perseverance have been extraordinary. 

We also want to thank the Greater London Authority for the grant awarded to us and the match funding from The London Borough of Hackney, Trust For London and the Unity Trust Bank. 

The total budget for the project is just under £3m, and thanks to their support, the redevelopment is possible.