Over the past two decades something magical has happened to a roundabout in East London. The edge of the city has transformed into the centre of all things new. Fuelled by the creative energy of its inhabitants, the Old Street District has emerged as a hotbed of talent and ideas. A cultural crossroads, where tech entrepreneurs, Turner Prize winners and fashion editors rub shoulders with eastenders of all stripes. And in the words of William Blake, “Life attracts life” as non-conformists gravitate to the area’s irreverent attitude. It means that today, the edge is where it’s at for art, design, tech and culture.
About Old Street Partnership
The Old Street Partnership was formed in the summer of 2016 to help drive forward a powerful agenda for change. Membership of the group currently includes landowners, commercial occupiers, and statutory partners such as Tfl and London Borough of Islington. The aim is to develop the area as a ‘Dynamic Urban District’, delivering a range of interventions to support community development and develop a premier business location with high quality public realm and environment that produces a safe, vibrant and inspiring destination for employees, residents and visitors alike. Old Street is undergoing enormous transformation, with an ambitious development pipeline and large scale infrastructure projects already well underway. The aim going forward is to create a vibrant district-blending the best of old and new. To capitalise on the areas great diversity and heritage- ensuring that the new developments once completed and the new residents, employees and investments that they bring will benefit the wider local economy and community.
Our Vision for the District
The partnership will drive a powerful agenda of activity which will contribute to realising the core aims of the area under three key themes.
The Old Street Partnership brings a new focus and collaboration to what is one of most important opportunity districts in Central London. It is one of the most dynamic and inspirational urban districts in Europe. Its more than just a technology cluster, with a diverse mix of offices, retail, homes, and community and health facilities for employees and local residents. Building on the history and character of the area and its fantastic connectivity, a thriving new community is nowMatthew Moffat, Z Hotels, Chair of the Old Street Partnership