South Shoreditch conservation area

The South Shoreditch Conservation Area occupies the southern tip of the London borough of Hackney, alongside its associated conservation areas of Sun Street.

This particular part of the borough has had a long and distinguished association with the furniture and printing industries that reached its height in the mid to late 19th century and many of the buildings and streets that survive today have either originated from these trades or have been utilised in some way to accommodate them.

This functional relationship has provided South Shoreditch with a distinctive and valuable character that is still clearly visible today.

The South Shoreditch and Shoreditch High Street Conservation Areas were both first designated in 1991 and subsequently merged in 2009.

The Conservation Area was extended on 16 September 2019 to include a small triangle shaped site to the south and then further extensions and updated appraisal were approved by Cabinet on 29 November 2021.

Page updated on: 15 December 2021

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