The Cultural and Education District will be made up of two sites on the Park, clustered around the iconic Stadium, ArcelorMittal Orbit and London Aquatics Centre.
A number of world-class institutions have already made plans to set up a permanent presence on these two sites. UCL East will be the site of a new university campus for University College London (UCL), while Stratford Waterfront features a new campus for the University of the Arts London, along with major new spaces for the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler's Wells. Discussions are also underway between the Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum to work together to create a major new international collaboration.
The scheme is expected to deliver 3,000 jobs, 1.5 million additional visitors and £2.8 billion of economic value to Stratford and the surrounding area.
In May 2015, a team led by award-winning architectural practice Allies and Morrison won an international competition to design the Stratford Waterfront site. LDA Design was announced as masterplanners of the UCL East site in April 2015.