The Goodsyard is the name of the former Bishopsgate Goods Yard site. It is approximately 4.4 hectares in size which is the same as about 7 international football pitches. The site is bounded by Shoreditch High Street and Commercial Street to the west and by Quaker Street to the south. Bethnal Green Road and Sclater Street form the boundary to the north with Brick Lane forming the eastern boundary.
Braithwaite Street runs north to south through the site. The site has been derelict since a fire in the 1960s and demolition of the majority of the buildings in 2004. In April 2010, Shoreditch High Street Station on the London Overground Line opened in the centre of the site together with the ‘boxed’ London Overground Line. There are currently two temporary uses on the site; Powerleague football pitches and Boxpark (a pop up container concept comprising predominately shops and cafes).
Sitting between Shoreditch, Banglatown, Spitalfields and the City Fringe, this unique site has been identified in existing planning policies as a strategic opportunity for significant mixed- use development. Planning guidance for the site was consulted upon and adopted in early 2010 by the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets and the Mayor of London. This sets out clear planning and design principles for the future regeneration of The Goodsyard.
Bishopsgate Goodsyard Regeneration Limited (often referred to as the Joint Venture or ‘JV’) is taking forward regeneration proposals for The Goodsyard.