In March 2019, the Planning Policy and Decisions Team received a planning application for a large-scale live music and entertainment venue from The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). The proposal is for a spherical shaped building next to Stratford Station that would provide an auditorium (capacity for up to 21,500 people), a music venue, nightclub, members lounge, restaurants, bars, and new bridges to create pedestrian connections across the site amongst other things.
The building is a first for London because externally the spherical building would be composed of a ‘skin’ of LED’s. These LED’s would be programmable and could display images on the surface of the building including adverts.
A detailed planning application and has been submitted which comprises a number of plans, drawings and documents that can be viewed on our website. An advertisement consent has also been submitted which comprises a number of plans and a design statement which is also available on our website.
Both applications can all be viewed via the Planning Application Register, using the following reference numbers:
- Full Planning Application: 19/00097/FUL
- Advertisement Consent Application: 19/00098/ADV
How can I comment
If you have any comments about the MSG Sphere proposal, please write to the Planning Policy and Decisions Team by Friday 28 June 2019. Comments must be submitted in writing via email or post:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Post: Planning Policy and Decisions Team
London Legacy Development Corporation
1 Stratford Place
We will be writing to local residents and putting up site notices in and around the site in the coming weeks. We also plan to host a public drop-in session towards the end of May/ early June 2019 where you can come and share your thoughts on the proposal with representatives of the Planning Policy and Decisions Team. This page will be updated in due course once the details of these events are known.
If you would like us to contact you with the details of events, then please send your contact details to email@example.com.
The planning application will be determined by the LLDC Planning Decision Committee, after the Planning Policy Decisions Team have reviewed the submission and all written responses received during the consultation period. No date is currently set and it is considered that the earliest this could take place is Winter 2019. This page will be updated in due course once the date for Committee is known.
Various key documents, which provide an overview of the proposal can be viewed and/or download below. Please be aware some of these documents are quite large and may take sometime to open / download on certain computers: