Planning permission secured for £75m student accommodation scheme in Hackney Wick

Developer Southern Grove has secured permission to create a £75million mixed-use student accommodation scheme that will complete the transformation of Hackney Wick into one of the fastest growing educational and cultural centres in London.

Most importantly, the project will house two organisations of huge importance to the local community, on a peppercorn rent for 150 years.

The Piano Works, on the site of the former Broadwood piano factory in Fish Island, will house 204 student beds in two six and seven-storey blocks …

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