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Stock Woolstencroft Try Again At Lesney Toys

Stock Woolstencrofft Architects has submitted their latest plan for the site of the former and now run down Lesney Toys factory in the London Borough of Hackney on Homerton Road overlooking Marshgate Bridge.

Previously an earlier version of the scheme had gone all the way to a public inquiry in 2007 that found it should be revised and this is what the proposals respond to.

They feature a fifteen storey tower that will reach an approximate height above ground of 47 metres. Decorated in vertical coloured panels, the other elements of the same building stepping down to fourteen and then thirteen stories respectively. The other building in the scheme reaches a maximum of eleven storeys and steps all the way down to a mere five.

Much of the proposals are aimed at London's ambitious artists that ACME Studios is aiming on cashing in on. This totals 2,293 square metres of space for 49 affordable artists studios giving today's Van Goghs somewhere to paint without having to cut their ears off.

The scheme also features 1,384 square metres of space suitable for everything from shops to offices, 209 new apartments of which 71 will be affordable, 40 parking spaces and another 22 for the disabled, and 290 cycling spaces.

A full planning application has now been submitted and it is being developed as a joint venture between Telford Homes and ACME Studios who will be hoping for better luck this time around.

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Lesney Toy Factory site, London
Lesney Toy Factory site, London
Lesney Toy Factory site, London
Lesney Toy Factory site, London