The Depot: Impacting Communities

Consulting with local communities for the redevelopment of the old Tram Depot, Hackney

Following fourteen years of debate over the use of this historic site, the goal was to engage with the community to gather and present locally supported ideas for the use of the site’s commercial space to Hackney Council.

Rebuilding relationships between the community and developers

An online platform was created whereby open conversations about the future of the site could be held, creating a consistent dialogue and helping to rebuild relationships between the community and developers.

Through a carefully designed workshop, an exhibition of plans and an interactive website, architects, developers and communities were able to share and voice their thoughts and ideas. This inclusive approach to gathering research created a sense of ownership over the site for the local community. The end result was a planning application that both community and developers approved of.