Benefits of a vibrant new development
- High quality design of bespoke student accommodation: “this scheme has the potential to become an exemplar for the design of student accommodation” – London Legacy Development Corporation’s Quality Review Panel
- Reducing the need for students to share local family housing – on average 52% of local students across the University of East London and Queen Mary University do not live in bespoke student accommodation or at home
- £2.25 million per year anticipated spend in local shops, hotels, market and bars/cafes/restaurants
- Bring a disused site back into use – preventing anti-social behaviour and further dereliction
- Support of local art community with affordable new workspace*
- Annual bursary funding for a Newham resident, to take one of the artists’ studios – through this funding, SPACE will look to run open workshops and do further work with local schools
- New bike based café with workshops and bike mechanics on site
- Increasing safety and security around the area with more people around
- Provision of a use that demands green travel not cars
*The ‘Convergence’ Agenda: SPACE has championed the role of artists in society and in urban regeneration. The provision of further artists’ studios will also therefore contribute to the Olympic Legacy concept of ‘Convergence’ – this is the idea that by 2030 the social and economic life chances of communities in these highly deprived boroughs should converge with the London average, turning around more than a century of deprivation.
In June and July 2013, Alumno undertook a programme of political, stakeholder and public consultation on the proposals presented on this website, asking all parties for feedback on the designs. All feedback received through stakeholder meetings and public consultation was reviewed as the detailed designs were developed into a planning application. The team would like to thank all those who provided comments on the proposals for their time and interest in the project.
A planning application was submitted for the redevelopment of this site on 23 August 2013.
All feedback received throughout the consultation, and the team’s responses to issues raised, was recorded in a ‘Consultation Statement’ which was submitted with the planning application. A copy of the Consultation Statement can be downloaded here and a link to the planning application submitted to, and registered by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), the Local Planning Authority for this application is provided here.
LLDC has undertaken its own statutory public and stakeholder consultation but it is still possible to submit your comments on the planning application (see below).
Register Your Support
To help deliver this significant regeneration opportunity for 206-214 Stratford High Street, Alumno would like to invite your support for the proposals.
Please complete this form to register your support for the Planning Application with LLDC.
*Your message and details will be forwarded to the planning department of London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) so it is aware of all comments received. By filling in the form you agree to your comments and details being provided to the LLDC which may publish consultation responses. Alumno will not pass your details onto any third parties.
For further updates on the progress of these proposals and the planning application, please keep checking this website or contact us directly through the contacts provided.