Frequently Asked Questions


What is the background to CLARNICO QUAY

Make Shift was initially commissioned by East Wick & Sweetwater and LLDC to explore local needs and propose ideas for a potential temporary development in the East Wick and Sweetwater development area at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The results of this study were used to develop plans for a variety of workspace, employment, cultural and community uses that reflect the needs of local people and businesses.

When will final designs be ready?

Final planning permission was granted in June 2018, and the project will break ground in Spring 2019.

When and how can people apply for space/membership at the site?

Any applications for spaces and memberships of the project would be likely to open over the summer of this year.

Until then, you can register your interest using the button below.

Who are Make Shift?

Make Shift is a social impact company that aims to support local people to gain access to enterprise and employment. We believe that local businesses are powerful engines for change. We believe that providing local enterprises with the things they need to thrive will build their capacity to stay and curb displacement through promoting the amazing things already happening in areas such as Hackney Wick.

Make Shift already operates two projects, Pop Brixton, which transformed an empty plot of land in South London into a new destination and workspace; and Peckham Levels, housed in the former Peckham Town Centre multi-storey car park. Each of these projects is now a hub for independent businesses, creatives and community groups.

How is CLARNICO QUAY being funded?

This initial research was jointly funded by East Wick & Sweetwater and the LLDC.

Make Shift will privately fund the building, launch and operation of Clarnico Quay. 


What is the purpose of CLARNICO QUAY?

This project has been imagined as a solution to support local business and offer opportunities to support local people into education and employment.

Alongside workspace, Clarnico Quay will host opportunities for cultural events and community spaces.

Clarnico Quay is part of the wider strategy to support local employment, enterprise and new exciting public spaces in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Hackney Wick area.

when will the site open?

The site is currently due to open to member and the public in Spring 2020.