East Wick will be one of five new communities on the Park, neighbouring Here East, a new hub for the creative and technology industries.
It will be a neighbourhood of up to 870 homes with a mix of housing types, including family housing and private rented housing, framing the edge of the parklands. Alongside this, residents will benefit from a primary school fronting onto the Canal Park, with vibrant businesses and community spaces lining the route into the Park from Hackney Wick.
The name was suggested as part of a competition to name the new neighbourhoods on the Park, by Oliver O’Brien from Hackney, to reference its extension of the area of Hackney Wick east into the Park.
In early 2015 it was announced that East Wick and Sweetwater would be developed together by one consortium led by Places for People and Balfour Beatty. With that appointment in place, work is now underway to submit a full planning application, after which work will begin on site.
East Wick under construction close to Here East. 15th May 2019.