AS LOCALS, WE SEE THE CHANGES AFFECTING OUR AREA AND ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF YOUNG LONDONERS PRICED OUT OF THE RESIDENTIAL MARKET, AS WELL AS ABOUT THE INCREASING DIFFICULTY OF FINDING AFFORDABLE WORK SPACE FOR NEW BUSINESSES THAT HAD TRADITIONALLY GROWN UP IN SPITALFIELDS.

HELPING YOUNG LONDONERS GET ON THE LADDER

More shared ownership properties for young Londoners.

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES

Aimed at micro businesses that are either just starting up or having problems finding affordable space.

GROCER/CAFE

Improving the streetscape of Commercial Street and animating the quieter Toynbee Street.

SCREENING ROOM and FITNESS STUDIO

For the use of those working in the building, but also for local events.

DESIGN

The design of the building draws upon the successful features and traditions of the context to create a new characterful and distinctive place. It is a more developed scheme than the existing permission which takes a different approach and does not so closely reflect the character of the local area. The new building would replace the dilapidated existing buildings.

ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

The proposed regeneration would transform the site from a derelict and run down blight on the Commercial Street and Toynbee Street frontages which makes no contribution to local diversity, vitality and viability, to an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development with a good mix of town centre uses.

This would make a significant contribution to the character and diversity of the local area.