East London insights Q2 2019 - Page 3



EAST LONDON INSIGHTS
Q2 2019
NEW ENTRANCE
FOR STRATFORD
UNDERGROUND STATION
NEWHAM
A new entrance to Stratford tube station is to be
created after the project received increased funding
from Newham Council.
The additional entrance will be located next to the Jubilee line
and lead through the existing staff car park to the Carpenters
Estate. The changes will reduce the length of time it takes to
walk out of the station via the Carpenters Estate from 10
minutes to 30 seconds whilst also providing an alternative route
into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Local residents, including those from the Carpenters Estate,
and other stakeholders, have been consulted on the proposal
and have welcomed the plans and the result of more convenient
access.

Newham Council has agreed to contribute £1million to the
scheme in total, which is being funded from its Community
Infrastructure Levy.
Part of a joint initiative by the Council, TfL and the LLDC the
scheme will also see new lifts installed to allow step free access
throughout the station and the revitalisation and extension
of a disused subway for better integration of DLR, rail and
underground services.

STRATFORD WATERFRONT PLANS
GIVEN THE GO AHEAD
The masterplan for the regeneration of Stratford Waterfront has won
the backing of planners at the London Legacy Development Corporation
(LLDC). In what is being described as a cultural-and-residential-led
regeneration project, the East Bank Culture Hub has received detailed
consent whilst the residential towers have received outline approval.
Plans for new cultural developments within the 11 acre section of the Olympic Park
include a BBC studio complex, a base for Saddler’s Wells Theatre, the Victoria and Albert
Museum and a fashion hub for The University of the Arts London.
Planning permission was granted for 62,800 Sq M of new homes and 2,200 Sq M of
shop and restaurant space.
In recommending the proposals for approval, the LLDC said that the development was
a “significant component” of the transformational regeneration promised as part of the
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.
The high-calibre, global nature
of the cultural and educational
institutions proposed and
their investment in the
area both in terms of their
activities and outreach into
local communities would have
significant and long-lasting
benefit.
The East Bank project as
a whole is forecast to add
£1.5bn to the local economy
and would generate 2,500
jobs. It would also support the
planned growth in cultural and
creative industries which have
a significant role in both the
current and future economic
growth within the Legacy
Corporation’s area.
LLDC

2 I strettons.co.uk

, , https://w w w.designweek.co.uk/issues/25-31-july-2016/queen-elizabeth-olympic-park-look/


PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED
FOR DECK LIVING PROJECT
An 89 home scheme in Stratford designed by pH+ has been given the go ahead. The scheme will focus in “deck
living” and will be created by developer City and Suburban Homes on a brownfield site on Marshgate Lane.
The scheme is adapted to the constraints
of its narrow site, which covers 0.9 acres,
and is described by pH+ as highlighting
“the potential of high-density living designed
around a series of shared spaces linked by a
central linear park.”
The scheme will create interconnected
multi-tiered gardens, designed around
three courtyards surrounded by a cluster
of mixed-tenure homes. A start date for
construction has yet to be agreed but the
development is expected to take around
two years to build. Just over a third of the
homes will be affordable, with London
Living Rent accounting for 19.4%, London
Affordable Rent accounting for 61.3%
and shared ownership accounting for
19.4%. The remaining homes will be for
private sale.
https://cdn.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/17150515/Project_952-and-1595-Stratford_Station_0000s_0004s_0000_1595-New-Entrance-Carpenters-Arms.jpg , http://phplusarchitects.com/casestudy/marshgate-lane/
A continuation of research
into the benefits of deck living
in housing and its ability to
form new communities.
pH+ Architects
strettons.co.uk I 3

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