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Hackney Wick conservation area
In November 2009, the Council designated an area within Hackney Wick as a conservation area ahead of public consultation. This was done to protect its historic buildings and open spaces, which came under development pressure from the area’s close proximity to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games site.
The area is located immediately north of Hackney Wick station and forms part of the ‘Hackney Wick group of historic factories’, which extends further south into the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The location of the conservation area next to the Olympic Park site has made it open to investment and development interest; often leading to speculative demolition of historic buildings.