Our approach to design has been to make sure that the neighbourhoods offer diversity and are part of an evolving place; where global organisations in business, education, culture, technology and leisure are clustered alongside fantastic transport connections.
The mix and arrangement of housing extracts the best from London’s successful neighbourhoods and therefore, feel like an integrated part of this city. We expect them to reflect their East London location and take full advantage of its unique setting next to the Park, the venues and nearby Stratford and Hackney Wick.
A new street and route network extends those of the adjacent communities into and across the Park. Residents will benefit from being in easy walking distance to local facilities such as play areas, community and health services, parks, schools and shops, as well as public transportation.
The Legacy Communities Scheme (LCS) is an important document which sets out our plans for the development of new neighbourhoods across the Park. We submitted this for planning approval in September 2011, and it has guided all our work since it was approved in September 2012. Our plans for developing these new neighbourhoods – Stratford Waterfront and UCL East, Chobham Manor, East Wick, Sweetwater, Pudding Mill and Bridgewater – can be found in our homes and living section.
The LCS sets out a masterplan for development across the Park, covering building heights, land uses, open space, access plans, street layout, development of infrastructure and more for all five neighbourhoods. The full set of documents can be downloaded from the Planning Register.
Homes and living
The design of our homes responds to the needs of the local population and is informed by our Local Plan. We have been careful to understand local demographic trends and to develop lifetime neighbourhoods so that these will be designed for the long term and accessible to all.