Architect David Adjaye’s plans for a £100m fashion retail hub in east London have been given the green light by Hackney council

The Hackney Fashion Hub is a joint venture between Manhattan Loft Corporation and Chatham Works Limited.

Adjaye Associates has designed two buildings to form part of the scheme that will also involve the refurbishment of nearby railway arches.

The buildings will be eight storeys and provide 8,000m2 of shops, 600m2 for cafes or restaurants and 800m2 of mixed business and retail space.

Harry Handelsman, chief executive of Manhattan Loft Corporation, said: “The go-ahead for The Hackney Fashion Hub is great news for Hackney and for London as the fashion capital of the world.

“We are delighted that these visionary plans have been granted permission. We can now start delivering the plans that will create a new fashion destination that will provide new jobs in the area and extra footfall to existing local shops.”