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MAYOR UNVEILS £1.1BN VISION FOR EAST BANK

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, yesterday set out his £1.1bn vision for East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth, and welcomed a £151m contribution now secured by the Government.

Sadiq unveiled new plans and building designs for Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion (part of University of the Arts London) and the V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, across Stratford Waterfront.

He revealed that the BBC will join the list of prestigious institutions that make up the area, to create a new home for the world-renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and BBC Singers, with a substantial presence from the BBC Concert Orchestra as well as state-of-the-art recording facilities to host recording sessions and live performances across all genres from global stars to emerging talent. The BBC will also bring the Proms to the area, with both performances and opportunities for young people from east London to participate in choirs and ensembles. 

East Bank will also be home to a new site for UCL (University College London), creating a new and pioneering campus, UCL East.

East Bank will be spread across three sites – UCL East (UCL’s new campus), Stratford Waterfront (BBC, the V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, Sadler’s Wells and UAL’s London College of Fashion) and Here East (the V&A's new Collection and Research Centre, and an existing space for UCL).

For the full press release see: press release

Posted on 6th June 2018

by victoria

Report on the first stage of consultation for the Stratford Waterfront masterplan

The first stage of consultation about the new concept masterplan for Stratford Waterfront took place between August and November 2017. It focused on presenting the concept masterplan, its principles and the emerging proposals for feedback. As well as people responding via this website, a programme of other activities took place resulting in a valuable set of feedback.

So far, the consultation has engaged with more than 2,300 people in a variety of ways. The analysis shows that 83% of respondents feel excited about the plans for Stratford Waterfront.

The design team are actively taking on board all of the feedback that we received, which includes a number of recommendations on process:

  • Undertake relevant analysis to identify under-represented groups, particularly BAME populations, which can be targeted going forward.
  • Ensure Stage 2 consultation materials explain how the feedback thus far has informed the design process.
  • As design progresses use a consultation format which allows the communication of greater detail, in a graphic, easy-to-digest and engaging format.
  • Agree with the design team and partners the areas of focus for consultation going forward and appropriate timing for feedback to influence the design.
  • Continue to use the consultation process to raise awareness of Stratford Waterfront and what it has to offer to local communities.
  • Ensure that comments not specific to the masterplan are recorded and passed to the correct teams for consideration.
  • The next stage of consultation will take place later in the Spring of 2018, and will build on the successes and lessons from stage 1. The team will be introducing the draft masterplan including individual building designs. 

    You can download the full report on the stage 1 consultation here .

    Posted on 26th March 2018

    by Victoria Stonebridge

    Pop-up events to discuss new Stratford Waterfront Concept Masterplan

    We're delighted to be running a series of pop-up events to discuss the new Stratford Waterfront Concept Masterplan. Please join us at one of the events, or have you say on here on the website !

    HERE EAST POP UP 20 October, 12:00pm - 3:00pmHere East, Queen ElizabethOlympic Park, E20 3BS

    HACKNEY WICK and FISH ISLAND POP-UP 21 October, 10:30am - 1:30pmStour Space, 7 Roach Road, E3 2PA

    BOW POP-UP 24 October, 10:30am - 1:30pmBow Idea Store, Roman Road, E3 5ES

    EAST VILLAGE 25 October, 4:00pm - 7:00pmStratford International DLR station,Celebration Avenue, E15 2ER

    STRATFORD POP-UP 26 October, 9:00am - 5:00pmStratford Shopping Centre, E15 1NG

    PUBLIC MASTERPLAN EXHIBITION 28 October, 12:00pm - 5:00pmThe Last Drop, 3 Thornton Street, E20 2DA

    Posted on 19th October 2017

    by Victoria Stonebridge