Regeneration: The Collective, 1 Blackhorse Lane, Standard Music Venue

The Collective Blackhorse Lane


What is planned?

A dedicated musical and cultural venue is set to return to Waltham Forest. Following extensive public engagement by the developer, The Collective, resolution to grant planning permission was agreed by Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee in December 2020, subject to conditions and legal agreements being reached. The plans will see a new basement music venue, including a bar and café, which will hold an audience of up to 500 people, on the old Standard pub site in Blackhorse Lane. The venue will be delivered alongside new homes, cycle parking, public realm improvements, and landscaping.

The nine-storey building will provide 300 ‘shared living’ rooms, which will be marketed exclusively to key workers and local residents for a period of three months before becoming available to the open market. The development will be car-free except for the provision of disabled car parking spaces, and cycle parking will be made available.

During the construction phase, a minimum of 21 apprentice posts in the construction trade and five work placements will be made available to local residents. A music venue consultant will be appointed by June 2020 and be required to submit a marketing strategy, setting out timescales for marketing the venue with the aim of maximising the response from the music industry.

What happens when?

  • Friday 24 June 2016: Planning application 202561 was validated and statutory consultation takes place
  • Monday 18 December 2017: Planning application approved subject to conditions
  • Tuesday 1 September 2020: A new planning application 202561 was validated and statutory consultation takes place
  • Tuesday 1 December 2020: Planning Committee resolves to grant planning permission subject to conditions and legal agreements being reached. Watch the Planning Committee meeting online
  • 2021: Work starts on site
  • 2023: The anticipated date when the first new homes are occupied

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Further details

More information is available from:

  • Waltham Forest Council’s Regeneration Manager, Jimmy Jemal
  • ​Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Genstacia Bull