Pudding Mill

Built alongside the Greenway to the south of the Park and within a network of rivers and canals that flow towards the Thames, Pudding Mill will connect with the existing fabric of the local area, with new community facilities, employment spaces and retail units creating a location where people will want to live and work.

Pudding Mill will be a new residential led-neighbourhood with a vibrant local centre and public square focused around the recently revitalised Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station, providing convenient access to Stratford Station and the City.

In light of proposals for the Cultural and Education District and the wider LLDC area, the opportunity has been taken to revisit the Pudding Mill masterplan – previously approved under the LCS permission – to ensure that it appropriately responds to its changing context, as well as contributing towards meeting local housing need.

Our aim is to create a strong and unified neighbourhood centre at Pudding Mill, as supported by the Local Plan, which maximises residential capacity and contributes towards meeting the Legacy Corporation’s key priorities around local economic benefits, equality and inclusion, sustainability and community.

See below for how you can find out more about the draft masterplan for Pudding Mill at a series of exhibitions running on the Park throughout summer.

  • Get involved

    During 2016, we held a number of consultation events of proposals to revise the Pudding Mill masterplan.

    The materials used during the consultation can be downloaded below:

    The consultation report outlining the activity can be downloaded here.

    Contact us

    For any other questions or to subscribe to future updates, please contact the Pudding Mill consultation team via customerservices@queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk stating 'Pudding Mill'.

  • Though not often glimpsed by the public during the Games, for a very special group of people this was one of the most important parts of the experience: the athletes. Whether using the warm-up track or waiting to enter the Stadium to compete, this is where the physiotherapists, doctors, trainers and all the essential elements an elite athlete needs to perform were found.

    Other parts of Pudding Mill were used during the Games for transport, storage and other important ‘behind the scenes’ uses.

  • The River Lea and the canals and navigations that were created from it to serve industry in the area flow through Pudding Mill, dividing the area into islands connected by road and foot bridges. As you can imagine, these waterways have been an important part of the identity of the area.

    The River Lea has for centuries been a means of access for our ancestors and this area was once the site of a main crossing to the area known as Queen Mathilda's Causeway. Built around AD 1110, it linked the settlements at Bow and Stratford on opposite sides of the valley. It was apparently requested by Matilda, wife of King Henry I, as the old Roman crossing had become unsafe.

    The River Lea and its waterways have always been important to this area as for centuries several watermills were located here. An eclectic area of activity, businesses were located on Stratford High Street between Marshgate Lane Lock and Bow Bridge, and included Thomas Frye's Bow Porcelain works founded in the 1740s, one of the first in Britain.

    One of the more interesting local industries to pop up in the second half of the 19th century was a business that supplied live pig bristles for the making of brooms and brushes!