The future of Shoreditch?

An aerial view of what Shoreditch could look like in 2015 if planning approval to develop the area i

An aerial view of what Shoreditch could look like in 2015 if planning approval to develop the area into a village go ahead - Credit: Archant

This could be the future of Shoreditch in 2015 if plans to revamp the area are approved by Hackney Council.

Plans for a 150,000 sq ft public area called Shoreditch Village – which will feature shops, cafes, restaurants, a few homes and businesses – have been submitted to the council.

It would be constructed in a 1.6 acre site at the bottom of the Shoreditch triangle, which runs between Shoreditch High Street and Great Eastern Street. It is now a car park.

According to architects Ellis Master, the Shoreditch Village plan “tackles one of the capital’s most difficult and complex sites to create a significant new public space for Shoreditch, restoring lost neighbourhood connections, and enhancing the area as one of London’s key destinations with a vibrant mix” and will “repair a damaged part of the city”.

If planning consent is granted, construction could begin towards the end of 2014 and the whole scheme completed by mid-2015.