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;

Local jobs

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;

Affordable Housing

£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.

Location

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.

The development site: 206-214 Stratford High Street – former Esso petrol station

The development site: 206-214 Stratford High Street – former Esso petrol station