Transformation is now underway to turn Hackney into a new fashion destination located in the heart of London's East End.
The “Hackney Fashion Hub” is a major regeneration project and the first of its kind in an inner city location. The 75,000 sq ft Bicester Village-style retail centre will house a mix of top brands and emerging local designers and will create hundreds of new jobs whilst supporting Hackney’s design and manufacturing community.
The Fashion Hub forms part of a wider regeneration programme for Hackney which has received £2m funding from the Mayor of London’s Regeneration Fund. The programme will also include shop front improvements, transformation of railway arches into pop up retail outlets, and a Stitching Academy to support textile production for start-up designers and makers working at the Fashion Hub and train people who are interested and passionate about the fashion industry through apprenticeships and work experience.
The 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. Whilst other brands such as Bally and Anya Hindmarch have also chosen Hackney as a location for their stores.