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Eco-hub on the cards at Cre8 in Hackney Wick’s old baths

PUBLISHED: 12:57 01 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:57 01 August 2013

The Cre8 Garden team

The Cre8 Garden team

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A derelict community centre on Eastway is finally being transformed into a vibrant multi-cultural sports and media training centre and eco-hub.

Care take George Latr makes some final adjustments to the raised bedCare take George Latr makes some final adjustments to the raised bed

After 18 months of neglect and 200 volunteers later the art-deco building is being regenerated in a new project led by sporting charity London Coaching Foundation.

The aim of the project is to use the old baths of Hackney Wick, now called the Cre8 Life Style Centre to deliver economic, social and environmental change within East London.

Central to the whole Cre8 vision and destined to become a London landmark is an Earthship called the Cre8 Arc, an eco-hub built through materials recycled from the Olympic Park.

Four times British Olympian and athletics coach John Herbert is the driving force behind the charity and the unique Cre8 Centre which also hopes to close the deprivation gap between the Olympic Boroughs and the rest of London. There is no other facility in London that compares to the Cre8 Centre,” said John.

Planning permission is currently being sought to build the eco-hub.


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