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The Hackney Fashion Hub is set to deliver:


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Watch the video below to see what local residents have to say about the Hackney Fashion Hub.

Hackney Fashion Hub
FASHION IN HACKNEY
HACKNEY HAS STRONG HISTORIC LINKS WITH FASHION AND IN THE 1800s WAS THE CENTRE OF LONDON'S TEXTILES INDUSTRY.

Since then, while local manufacturing has declined, Hackney's creative reputation and links to the fashion industry have flourished. Large numbers of designers have been drawn to Hackney for its avant-garde reputation.

The Hackney Fashion Hub will create a unique centre for Hackney's design community - a place for young designers to gain new skills, apprenticeship and training opportunities in the fashion industry and jobs for local people.

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HACKNEY FASHION HUB –
DELIVERING THE VISION
Hackney Fashion Hub - Milliners Week
Hackney Fashion Hub - Tessa Edwards
The Hackney Fashion Hub is a major regeneration project on the edge of Hackney Central town centre that will create a new focal point for UK fashion in the heart of London's East End.

The Fashion Hub will also benefit Hackney's textile industry creating hundreds of jobs for local people across the borough in the shops and stores.

The Fashion Hub project has already delivered temporary factory outlet shops occupied by Aquascutum, Pringle and Halcyon Days and the Hackney Shop where local designers have successfully been showcasing and selling their designs since the spring.

The plans include the establishment of the Hackney Fashion Hub Trust, which will promote fashion in Hackney. The Trust aims to be the main point of contact for local businesses to engage with Hackney's Ways into Work and to promote various events and initiatives at the Fashion Hub. It also aims to be a vehicle for supporting start-up fashion businesses, mentoring budding entrepreneurs in the fashion industry, and liaising with local workspace providers to ensure those seeking to start a business in the fashion industry have a helping hand in the Fashion Hub.

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The Proposals
Hackney Fashion Hub - The Design
Hackney Fashion Hub Delivering the vision
OUR VISIONARY PLANS WILL TRANSFORM AN AREA, THAT RECENTLY HAD MANY VACANT DISUSED BUILDINGS, INTO A WORLD-CLASS FASHION DEVELOPMENT. THIS TOGETHER WITH THE REFURBISHED RAILWAY ARCHES WILL CREATE A UNIQUE FASHION HUB.

Our proposals are to deliver two seven storey landmark buildings being designed by internationally acclaimed architects, Adjaye Associates. They will create a stunning, light and unique environment fitting the area's creative reputation and providing an architectural draw of its own for local people and visitors alike.

Our proposals will deliver:
  • Retail outlet space over five and seven floors plus basement
  • A Stitching Academy, apprenticeships and training opportunities
  • A high quality restaurant and a café, encouraging visitors to stay in the area
  • New open space and pedestrianised areas encouraging people to explore Hackney Central



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Local Benefits
Jobs

The plans will create hundreds of new jobs and we are working closely with Hackney Council's Ways into Work team to make sure that local residents are first in line for those jobs - click here for more information.

The job opportunities in the Fashion Hub include:
  • Sales staff
  • Manufacturing, stitching and alterations
  • Catering and hospitality
  • Security and maintenance
  • Fashion Designers
"This is an exciting opportunity for Hackney. The development will provide jobs for local people as well as opportunities for new business." - Meg Hillier MP (Hackney South and Shoreditch)

Stitching Academy

As part of the Hackney Fashion Hub proposals, there will be a Stitching Academy to support textile production for start-up designers and makers working at the Fashion Hub.

The mission of the Academy is to train people who are interested and passionate about the fashion industry through apprenticeships and work experience.

Skills gained will include sewing and stitching, machinery operation, inspecting and measuring, and health and safety.

This will then lead to employment, further education or additional apprenticeships

Sampling, Alteration and Manufacturing Unit

The Hackney Fashion Hub will provide space for a new subsidised manufacturing and sampling space for Hackney business to use. This will allow fledgling design based companies to produce small unit runs at commercial prices which will help to develop their businesses.

This will result in the whole end to end process taking place in the heart of Hackney, from creation and manufacture to retailing directly to the customer.

Apprenticeships and Training

The Hackney Fashion Hub will create significant training and employment opportunities for local people in conjunction with Hackney Council's "Ways Into Work" programme.

We plan to work with Fashion Enter, the UK's largest provider of the Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeships Programme and other providers, to ensure apprenticeships are made available to young people along with training, workshops, and educational seminars on design and production of textiles.

Boost to the Local Economy

The Hackney Fashion Hub will deliver a significant economic boost to the local community. In addition to the jobs and training opportunities for local people, the proposals will bring more people to the area, providing more customers to the shops, restaurants and cafés in Hackney Central town centre.

Physical Regeneration

The project will physically improve and regenerate the area and deliver a range of environmental improvements to the surrounding area.

The new buildings which will house the Fashion Hub have been designed by award-winning architect David Adjaye.

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Meet the team
Manhattan Loft Corporation

As one of Britain's most innovative property companies since 1992, Manhattan Loft Corporation has developed some of London's most renowned developments. No two Manhattan Loft Corporation projects are alike; our work includes the restoration of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Soho Lofts in Wardour Street Soho W1, No 1 West India Quay in Canary Wharf E14, Bankside Lofts neighbouring the Tate Modern in SE1, Ealing Studios in Ealing Green W5 and it is currently working on a staggering new skyscraper in Stratford, Manhattan Loft Gardens.
To find out more, visit Manhattan Loft Corporation.

Manhattan Loft Corporation
Chatham Works Ltd

Chatham Works Ltd is a family run business. We are experienced fashion retailers and through the Bloomsbury Group own various retail businesses. We work closely with the fashion industry and designers and are using our key connections to attract some of the most high profile fashion retailers to Hackney.

Adjaye Associates

The proposals are being designed by international architectural practice, Adjaye Associates. We are well known for bringing forward innovative and high quality designs. Previous projects include work for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and the Rivington Place global art centre in Shoreditch. To find out more, visit Adjaye Associates. Adjaye Associates head David Adjaye was recently named the most influential black person in Britain. Read more in the Guardian.

Adjaye Associates


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Timeline
IN AUTUMN 2012 WE LAUNCHED OUR INITIAL PROPOSALS ON THE HACKNEY FASHION HUB.
SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING DETAILED PLANS, WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN SUBMITTED TO HACKNEY COUNCIL.


Below is an outline timetable for delivering the Hackney Fashion Hub:

18 October 2012 – Consultation Starts
25 October 2012 – First consultation exhibition
Winter 2012/13 – Detailed plans being developed
Feb/Mar 2013 – Second round of consultation
May 2013 – Submission of proposals
Summer 2013 – Hackney Council's statutory consultation period
Autumn 2013 – Expected determination from Hackney Council on proposals
2014 – Work starts on site


Contact us on: 0845 262 0138
info@HackneyFashionHub.com
Hackney Fashion Hub, Local Dialogue,
FREEPOST NAT3717, London, SE1 2BR
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Press
For press information, please contact Hype! on: 020 7400 1331

BOOST FOR HACKNEY JOBS AS JOSEPH STORE OPENS IN HACKNEY FASHION HUB

A new 2,500 square foot Joseph outlet store has opened in Hackney. The store, located at Ram Place, is the first for the British luxury label in east London.

The store will offer a complete assortment of Joseph’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessory collections as well as a selection of their multi-brand offering. Alongside the new store is the brand’s famed café, Joe’s, serving refreshments throughout the day.

Serving shoppers are 3 new employees from the local Hackney area. They were placed by Hackney Council’s innovative Ways Into Work scheme, which provides training and careers guidance to help unemployed local residents be in the best position to take advantage of local job opportunities.

Joseph joins a growing band of leading fashion labels in the Hackney Fashion Hub. They include Aquascutum, Anya Hindmarch, Bally and Pringle, with a dozen more top brands to come in 2015.

The Hackney Fashion Hub and its stores are supporting Make Hackney Sparkle, a festival of local events, activities and entertainment taking place throughout December.

ENDS

For more information please contact
Michael Isaacs, Hype! 020 7400 1331

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

Joseph
The Hackney store adds to the list of recent openings for the brand including Beirut, New York, Taipei and the Philippines. This space reflects the global store design concept, echoing the Joseph sensibility; clean lines and a monochromatic colour. 

Ways Into Work
Ways Into Work is Hackney Council’s employment and skills programme which connects unemployed local residents with job opportunities in the borough across Hackney’s growth sectors

Hackney Fashion Hub
Hackney Fashion Hub is a major regeneration project on the edge of Hackney Central town centre that will create a new focal point for UK fashion in the heart of London's East End.
http://hackneyfashionhub.co.uk
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