SUPPPORTING HIGHER EDUCATION, JOBS AND INVESTMENT
Welcome to Alumno Developments’ website about proposals for student homes at 206-214 Stratford High Street.
Brief summary of the scheme:
High Quality Accommodation
437 student rooms with an affordable mixture of sizes and rents, reducing demand for homes used by local people;
170-200 jobs during construction and over 55 when open. Stratford’s Building Crafts College will target recruitment of local people for at least 25% of roles;
Cycling and Cafe
New Look Mum, No Hands! cafe and bike shop, and Brompton Dock cycle hire scheme available to the public;
£2m funding for affordable housing in Newham, equivalent to 16 new homes;
Skills and Training
£100,000 in bursaries for Crafts College students over five years, and further funding for local skills and training courses;
Increased Local Trade
Estimated £2.25m yearly spending by student residents;
Local Arts Businesses
19 artists’ studios at affordable rents, run by charity SPACE Studios.
The site, previously an Esso Petrol station, has been empty and derelict now for a number of years. The fenced site sits on the corner of Stratford High Street and Carpenters Road.