Five per cent of homes planned by Notting Hill Genesis on Hackney Wick Station site will exceed national size standards 

The London Legacy Development Corporation has given Notting Hill Genesis permission for a 190-home development around Hackney Wick Station. 

Phoenix Cut

A view of Phoenix Square, outside Hackney Wick Station

Half of the homes will be affordable housing and 5% will be larger than national size standards. They will be a mix of London Affordable Rent, shared ownership and private sale housing and will be spread across four buildings. 

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), which is the planning authority for the area around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, approved the 66,000-home housing association’s reserved matters application on Tuesday evening. The application to create the homes and a new neighbourhood centre was submitted in January this year.  

It is expected the work will begin later this year and complete in 2025. 

John Hughes, group director of development for Notting Hill Genesis, which launched a framework for new homes in London earlier this month, said: “We are very proud of the plans we put forward for new homes, public realm and commercial space at Hackney Wick and are pleased the LLDC shared our enthusiasm for the proposal. ”  

Rosanna Lawes, executive director of development at LLDC, added: “This is fantastic news for the next chapter for Hackney Wick neighbourhood centre. This is going to be a high quality, well-designed, mixed use development that will fit with its surroundings and will bring real benefits for local people and businesses.” 

More than 4,000sqm of commercial space, a quarter of which will be low-cost, will be created as part of the development.  

Notting Hill Genesis was chosen by the LLDC as development partner in March 2021. The design team is led by Hawkins\Brown, with Delvendahl Martin and Studio Weave.