- 14m sq ft, 187 acres
- Europes largest development project
- Town planning permission secured in 2004 – largest within the M25 since 1940.
A joint venture between Chelsfield, Stanhope and the landowner, the project is the most important development in London. It takes 173 acres of contaminated brownfield land in one of the most deprived areas in the UK and transforms it to a new metropolitan centre for East London. It will create 5000 homes, 5m sq ft of offices, 2m sq ft of retail and leisure, plus hotels and community facilities.
It is a catalyst for the regeneration of East London. Planning permission was secured before the 2012 Olympic decision and the project will provide the Olympic Village.
The project required extensive infrastructure planning, including renovation and expansion of tube and rail lines, accommodation of the new DLR and rail lines, enhancements to the local road network, 2 new bus stations and diversion of power lines.
A special feature of the project is the extensive community consultation carried out over a five year period and a S106 agreement which encouraged the local authority and the developer to invest in community facilities such as schools, employment training and civic welfare.
Phase one, a regional shopping centre, is now being developed by Westfield.