The Rave Revolution doesn’t belong to just one site. The decline in music venues over the past 20 years will not be solved by designing another venue. The implications of my proposition therefore, should be applicable to all boroughs in the city of London, but in order to test how it could pan out in the context of a newly developing area I have chosen to return to Newham Council, to the neighbourhood of my placement in Canning Town.
Canning Town is an area undergoing vast levels of redevelopment. The neighbourhood is divided by the A13 [East India Dock Road turning into Newham Way] and the railway tracks. The eastern side of the cross junction is predominantly residential, with the old high street [Barking Road] and the new town centre [Hallsville Quarter] residing either side of the A13, closest to Canning Town Station. The south west of the cross junction is dominated by new developments bringing thousands of residents to the neighbourhood. To the north west of the cross junction is populated with industrial businesses and has been recognised as sites for SIL's or LMUA's.
The site is situated to the south of an identified SIL and LMUA and has been flagged as having 'the most potential for
transformational change to catalyse regeneration' in the Employment Land Review 2017 from Newham Council. The proposition then uses this as a site to create a development centred around night life and the nightclub as an alternative proposal to the type of development so prevalent in Canning Town (and London) today.
The site is currently open and under-used, primarily serving as waste storage for the adjacent waste facilities and industries and is predominantly scattered with skips, lorries and large scrap metal.