Ash Sakula has released a new video to showcase a new canal-side, mixed-use quarter on the edge of London’s Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, East London
The short animation has been produced ahead of a planning application to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for the site. Drawn up with BUJ Architects and provisionally named Wickside, the project forms part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park development area.
The film shows how the architects intend to transform the current industrial McGrath Group waste transfer site into a new mixed community which includes 500 homes and up to 300 jobs.
The video states that ‘among the big machines, robust old buildings, the busy A12 and tranquil canalside’ Wickside will be not one place but many, with a small commercial district near the Hertford Union Canal and next to the new park.
The development will include rooftop living, a potential 24-hour bridge house café, village hall, children’s nursery as well as artists studios, a food market and area for the creative industries.
Speaking about the video Robert Sakula from Ash Sakula said: ‘We made the short video for the LLDC to show what we envisage for the site, it was put together for the design and quality review panel and introduces our plans based on the architectural drawings.
‘We’ve been using moving pictures more and more in our projects because it holds people’s attention.’
The plot which includes McGrath House and other outbuildings was formerly part of the Lush & Cook dye works before becoming a waste transfer site.
The site was outlined in early 2014 as part of the LLDC’s plans to overhaul the Olympic park after the 2012 games.
Video: Ash Sakula shows off East London plans in new animation