Floating businesses sought to create splash in Hackney Wick
Alongside the London Legacy Development Corporation (Legacy Corporation) we are seeking floating businesses to moor up in vibrant Hackney Wick, alongside Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
As London’s east end waterways continue to grow in popularity, supported by the transformation of the Park, the Trust and the Legacy Corporation want to create new opportunities for boaters and businesses that will make the waterway even more appealing. They are looking for high-quality businesses that will bring something fresh and inspiring to this busy and pleasant area.
Mike Grimes, our head of boating said: "This is a great opportunity for boating businesses to bring something a bit different to a really exciting part of our waterways. Hackney Wick is home to a diverse, creative community. With Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on its doorstep it’s also a popular place for visitors. The waterways in this area have been transformed and more people live, work and stroll along them than ever before. We’re delighted to see more people enjoying the waterways and we want to offer them as wide an opportunity as possible to do so.”
The Sweetwater moorings are on the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the Lee Navigation opposite the entrance of the Hertford Union Canal. The two moorings are being offered to boat-based business interested in occupying either one or both of the moorings. Joint ventures that utilise both moorings will also be considered. Each mooring is 21 metres long and can accommodate a wide beam craft. In addition to the mooring there is the potential to use the adjacent amphitheatre-type space for activities supporting the business.
The tender will run from 30 January 2017 to 13 March 2017. More information can be found here: Tendered opportunities