Situated on a triangle of former industrial land south of the High Street, Stratford, bounded to the west by the River Lee Navigation and to the east by the Three Mills Wall River, lies a 26 acre site that will soon be transformed into a exciting new neighbourhood. Proposals include 1,200 new homes, 58,000sq m of commercial workspaces, a 350 bed hotel, and ground floor retail, all placed within an exceptional and memorable landscape setting.
The landscape and public realm masterplan has been in development for 2 years. The design draws on the site’s industrial heritage stretching back centuries, as well as taking inspiration from an integrated and creative approach to the management of site-wide constraints such as levels, attenuation, drainage, utilities and vehicular movements.
A true collaboration between the masterplanning architects, numerous building architects, London Legacy Development Corporation and Newham Council has ensured that the client’s aspirations and vision for the site will be achieved; creating a benchmark for large-scale developments in the area.
The public realm is the unifying element and will be the place where residents and surrounding communities can come together and share conversations in the streets, squares and riverside park. A robust and intelligent up-front design approach to the public realm will help it to become a destination in its own right and ensure that it has a long-term sustainable future that benefits the wider area.