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CA Ventures: All About Hackney Wick and Wick Park

Ievgen Chabanov

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Since founding CA Ventures in 2004, CEO Tom Scott has been passionate about building comfortable and stylish housing for students. Thanks to years of work and the assistance of Chief Investment Officer John Diedrich, CA Ventures has gone from a small-scale real estate investment firm to an international brand providing upscale student housing options all over the world.

One of the most recent projects by CA Ventures is Wick Park, a student housing development located in the Hackney Wick neighborhood of East London. This thriving area is a welcoming environment for students to live in comfort while maintaining close proximity to all kinds of amenities.

A Brief History of Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick is located on the northeastern side of London, just west of Stratford. With a variety of vintage industrial buildings converted to studios, inviting cafes and restaurants, and eclectic bars and breweries, Hackney Wick is a hub for creatives.

The neighborhood is also home to the Here East business center, which houses multiple startups and brands and employs many of the area’s residents. There are many green spaces to enjoy in and around Hackney Wick, most notably Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This large public park once hosted the Olympic Games in 2012 and now serves as a community hub for recreation.

Hackney Wick has played many different roles in London culture throughout previous generations. The neighborhood started as an 18th-century hamlet that soon became central to London’s industry thanks to its silk factory. Many other popular London exports either started or gained popularity in Hackney Wick’s factories, including petrol, Matchbox toys, and Clarnico confections.

Toward the end of the 19th century, the thriving industry in the area began to cause a decline in its social vibrancy. However, starting in the 1930s, local government efforts to improve living conditions in the city attracted more residents and brought the area to life. Finally, the hosting of the 2012 Olympics in Hackney Wick has cemented its place among London’s most exciting and sought-after neighborhoods.

College Life in the Neighborhood

What is it like to live in Hackney Wick as a university student? This area is central to several different universities. Many of the residents of Wick Park and similar student housing facilities attend nearby campuses like the University of Arts London (UAL), London College of Fashion and the University of East London.

Students can truly make the most of their university experience at Wick Park. The building’s 330 available shared apartments are spacious, with plenty of natural light and cityside views.

Additionally, many of the neighborhood’s best features are within walking distance, including shops, restaurants, markets, and tube stations. Traveling into central London or away from the city is convenient, with easy access to the tube and rideshare options.

Things to Do in Hackney Wick

From necessities like grocery shopping to fun activities like bar hopping and strolling through the park, you can do it all in Hackney Wick. Many students living in Wick Park enjoy exploring the streets between classes or enjoying the good weather in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next door.

CA Ventures is an international real estate investment, development, and management company with more than $10 billion in global assets. Since 2004, CA Ventures has grown from a small niche company into a multi-faceted, global commercial real estate firm. Led by founder and CEO Tom Scott and Chief Investment Officer John Diedrich, CA Ventures is based in Chicago.

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