Monday, 11 May 2020

The Blackhorse Collective - The Standard

Lea Valley Developments

The Collective Blackhorse

15:31 (5 hours ago)
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Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to you as an important local community stakeholder to invite you discuss our proposals for the redevelopment of 1 Blackhorse Lane, formerly The Standard music venue.
By way of a brief introduction, The Collective is a developer, operator and long-term stakeholder in the communities that we invest in. We focus on creating and activating places where our residents and existing communities come together to build and foster human connections. Our developments not only support our communities with their day to day lives but create new opportunities, whether that be through employment and education, community, or cultural initiatives.

Our vision is to redevelop the site to deliver a mixed-use community-focused building that draws on the site’s rich and unique history and promotes The Collective’s collaborative ethos. This will include:
  • A new multi-purpose destination venue which will host music, arts and comedy events and a range of other community functions;
  • A high quality co-living offer for residents including access to a range of shared communal spaces;
  • A curated events programme with an emphasis on education, business, creativity and the arts; and
  • Truly public amenity spaces, including events spaces and a café to welcome in the local community and promote a collaborative ethos.
In addition to our proposals, we will be preparing a dedicated Community Investment Programme, which will include support by The Collective for local start-ups, a variety of local initiatives and social enterprise groups.
We are particularly keen to hear from local community groups to understand how our proposals could best align with local priorities. We would also very much welcome the opportunity for further discussions to help shape the detailed Community Investment Programme and the Enterprise, Innovation and Community fund.
In light of social distancing measures relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be offering virtual briefings in place of conventional meetings. If you would like to discuss the details of the proposals or the upcoming consultation process through a video conference or phone call, please let us know and we will be able to organise this at your convenience.
If you would like to discuss anything which has been raised above in more detail with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at or call 0203 900 3676.
Yours sincerely,
Harry Manley
Associate Director of Planning
The Collective

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