Chrisp Street (Retail), E14 London, UK
Sheppard Robson’s designs create a new community-focused, mixed-use project that will reinvigorate Chrisp Street Market. The plans for Telford Homes Plc and local housing association Poplar HARCA will ensure this community asset continues to thrive, with the design carefully drawing together a mix of residential, retail and cultural facilities positioned around improved and enlarged public spaces.
The retail strategy for the project includes supporting the existing traders with an enhanced retail offer, which includes a new marketplace with canopy as well as around 200,000ft² of retail and a new food store. This will be incorporated alongside improved community spaces that include a six-screen cinema, affordable workspace and a new community venue.
In addition to retaining and enhancing the setting of the Festival of Britain heritage assets, the masterplan includes the creation of around 650 high-quality, tenure-blind new homes with no net loss of social rent homes. The development will build on the success of the cultural assets of the site, which will see the extension of the popular Idea Store.