Following a contested remote hearing before Hackney’s Licensing Sub-Committee on 20 August 2020, Make Shift, the makers of Pop Brixton and Peckham Levels have successfully obtained three late night premises licences to enable their major new destination venue “Hackney Bridge” to open in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this year. Hackney Bridge is a brand new, canal-side public destination close to Hackney Wick featuring workspace, public facilities, events, markets, restaurants and bars “giving local enterprises the space they need to thrive together”. The space includes workspace and studios for artists, makers and small businesses; as well as space for food businesses, retailers, markets, events, community gardens and more. Make Shift state: “It continues to be our ambition to bring to life a cultural destination for local people to use and enjoy, together with workspaces for local businesses and creative workers”. The project aims to launch late in 2020.
Gary Grant appeared at the hearing for Make Shift assisted by licensing consultant Andrew Newman.