Hackney Central,

Food and drink kiosk trader wanted for new Hackney Central station entrance

Hackney Council is inviting applications from experienced traders to run a successful food and drink kiosk at the new entrance to Hackney Central station.

The kiosk will be part of a £3 million station upgrade, which includes the new entrance on Graham Road, with the aim of easing congestion, installing new cycle parking spaces and adding trees and greenery as part of Council plans for a cleaner, greener and more accessible town centre.

Located in a prominent position on the new south side station entrance at Graham Road, the kiosk will include outdoor seating and benefit from thousands of people passing daily to use the station and town centre. 

The changes, scheduled for completion in early 2022, are made possible by Hackney Council providing land on Graham Road for the new entrance – one of the first actions in plans to deliver on priorities set by more than 2,000 local people as part of the large-scale engagement exercise the Hackney Central Conversation.

The Council is prioritising operators who will bring socio-economic, environmental benefits and positive opportunities to the local area.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing Supply, Planning, Culture and Inclusive Economy
"With many street traders facing the difficulty of reduced footfall during the pandemic, this is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced operator to benefit from one of the borough’s busiest locations at the heart of the Hackney Central community.

“It’s an ideal chance for a progressive business to grow their enterprise as part of our work to ensure a fair recovery after the pandemic as we work towards creating a Hackney Central Plan."
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing Supply, Planning, Culture and Inclusive Economy

The trader will be expected to supply a van, kiosk or other suitable structure for the pitch, which will remain on-site permanently and operate for the licensed hours of 6.15am - 4.30pm on weekdays and 7am - 4pm on weekends. Kiosk vans will not be permitted to arrive and leave and electric vehicles will be favoured. The trader must provide seating in front of the kiosk, which will be available for public use and not just for customers.

Applications for the food and drink kiosk will be open from 1 November - 29 November. The licence to operate will start from March 2022, when the new station entrance opens. The Council is working in partnership with the Department for Transport, Arriva Rail London, Network Rail, Transport for London and designer and surveyor TTPP, to deliver the improvements, which will be funded by Department for Transport.

Full details and application form