Bringing together new and old through community uses – East Wick and Sweetwater, Olympic Park/Hackney Wick

The London Legacy Development Corporation asked us to prepare a feasibility study for a new community building to support the development of the East Wick and Sweetwater neighbourhood on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The study explored the potential for the joint provision of a public library, academic library (to support Loughborough University’s campus at Here East), community centre and work/maker space. We explored the potential for each of the uses and how they would work together in a single building. The challenge is to ultimately provide a modern library, community space and workspace for the new community and the existing residents and businesses of Hackney Wick. Watch this space!