The Pervaiz Naviede Family Trust has this week started construction of a new £20 million mixed-use development on Amhurst Road in the London Borough of Hackney, kick starting the creation of up to 100 jobs.
The start of construction works follows the recent announcement that an 80-bed Travelodge will form part of the development – the first branded hotel to be built in Hackney. The Trust’s deveelopment consultants, LPC Living, are currently in talks with a number of high street retailers regarding 20,000 sq ft of prime retail space within the scheme.
Fifty serviced apartments complete the space, which is located on the site of the former Gibbons furniture store adjacent to Hackney Central station.
Midlands-based Anglo Holt Construction has been appointed as the main contractor on the project.
Simon Ashdown, development director at LPC Living, said: “I’m delighted to announce the start of construction works of this strategically important development. The transformation of a former brownfield site will not only deliver an estimated 100 local employment opportunities but will also create a thriving retail and leisure hub for residents and visitors to the borough.”
Andy Elwell, managing director at Anglo Holt Construction, said: “We look forward to working with LPC Living to deliver the mixed-use development, which comprises retail, residential and leisure. We have a successful 12-year partnership with Travelodge so we are proud to be involved with building its first hotel in Hackney.”