A unique East London Café
A unique café has opened its doors on these new vibrant streets of Haggerston, in the ground floor social enterprise units of hta's scheme QEH. Haggerston Perk has everything you might expect from an East London cafe: avocado on toast, knowledgeable staff and great coffee, but Haggerston Perk isn’t just another speciality coffee shop. The café will support six young people each year and is East London’s first supported internship cafe, provide training and employment to young East Londoners with learning disabilities.
“At Haggerston Perk we have created a café with a conscious, where young people labelled as furthest from the job market will demonstrate this label is furthest from the truth and provide visitors with the best café experience in East London”. — Francesca O’Neil, Haggerston Perk Manager.
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HTA's combined team worked collaboratively to design the redevelopment of the former Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital in a conservation area adjacent to Haggerston Park on the border of Tower Hamlets and Hackney in London. The hospital had been derelict for 15 years prior to gaining planning permission, and the development involved retaining the Hackney Road facade, with new build on the rest of the site. The scheme successfully restored an important but hitherto abandoned site, turning its dark, unloved backstreet character into Lively, active and great streets.