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Old March 31st, 2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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STRATFORD CITY DEVELOPMENT NEWS (NEXT TO LONDON OLYMPIC PARK)


Stratford city part of the London 2012 project and in conjunction with the Olympic part is one of biggest
developments in Europe since 2nd world War ( Olympic park & Straford city together)

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Encompassing seven development zones, Stratford City is located within and adjacent to the Olympic Park, and is the largest retail-led, mixed-use urban regeneration project ever undertaken in the UK. Zone 1. Westfield’s City Centre will be open in 2011.

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Zones 3,4,5 & 6 are for the Olympic Village and will be the main residential area of Stratford City after the Olympics and will include a school & health centre.


Stratford City, one of the largest regeneration projects in London, has been given the go ahead by the Olympic Delivery Authority and Newham Council.

The retail-led development, for client Westfield, is adjacent to the London 2012 Olympic site. The scheme, which will also have a residential element, does not include the Olympic Village. This part of the scheme was sold off by Westfield to the ODA last year.

The development, which covers Stratford Town centre, will include 175,000 sq m of retail and leisure space, 106,000 sq m of office space, 34,800 sq m of hotel space as well as 1,224 residential apartments.

Westfield said carbon emissions on the scheme would be initially reduced by 25% against current benchmarks, moving to 50% by 2020 and up to 80% by 2050. The scheme hit the headlines in January after Building revealed that the homes on the scheme would not meet government targets for zero carbon homes by 2016.

John Burton, development director at Westfield, said: “We now move to the next stage of the planning process with planners and stakeholders about the detailed design of all of the proposed buildings for Zone 1.

Lying between the existing Stratford town centre and Olympic Park, Stratford City will be a new metropolitan centre for East London with unrivalled transport connections to central London, East Anglia and continental Europe.

Westfield’s city centre development will provide an exciting mix of world-class retail, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities, together with state-of-the-art offices, hotels and residential apartments.

The Stratford City Masterplan, granted Outline Planning Consent by the London Borough of Newham in February 2005, also includes the 3,300 home Athletes Village and significant post-Games development. When completed, Westfield Stratford City will sit alongside more than 5,400 residential units, 121,000 sq m of hotel space, a 465,000 sq m office district and community facilities such as an education campus and healthcare centre


January 2008

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February 2008

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March 2008

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April 2008

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May 2008
Having carried out earth moving since late last year, Westfield this month commenced work on the foundations for the buildings. This work, known as ‘piling’, involves driving concrete columns into the ground. When completed these piles provide the platform on which the new buildings will eventually stand.

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June 2008
The John Lewis department store is now taking shape. Following the construction of two concrete lift cores, steelwork has been erected around these over the course of this month. Elsewhere on the site, piling continues (bringing the total to 5,300) and two other cores – the start of one of our shopper car parks – are starting to rise from the ground. 320 construction workers are now on site.

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July 2008
The two cores for the main shopper car park are now complete and an additional 700 piles have also been installed this month. The total number of site workers is up to 350 and 1,700 tonnes of steel has been erected during July, taking the total to 2,200 tonnes.

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August 2008
Steelwork for the John Lewis department store is nearing completion and the concrete floors are now being layed. There are now more than 400 workers on site, with 7,500 piles and 3,000 tonnes of steel in place.

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September 2008
Steelwork for John Lewis has been completed and the first concrete lift core for Westfield Stratford City’s second department store, Marks & Spencer, is also now in place. Work on the main retail mall continues to progress well, with steelwork completed here helping to take the site total to 6,000 tonnes – twice that at the end of August. This month has also seen the start of enabling works on the Town Centre Link – the bridge that will connect Stratford City and the Olympic Park with the existing town centre.

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There is a time-lapse video of the progress here.

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Views of the Westfield area, the home of culture, sport and glory...or shopping?

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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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The Stratford City bridge across the mainline routes:

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New road bridge being constructed linking Stratford City to the Olympic Village, with the DLR extension running underneath.

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Things are really moving with this project.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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wow... that's massive...!!!! the architecture leaves a bit to wish for though...
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GREAT!!!! I can't wait for London 2012.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 06:37 AM   #5
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They built railways already...how convenient!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 10:55 PM   #6
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London is going to impress the world in 2012 the British way. I love it.
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great complex, IMHO
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Video from one of the development companies


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is it necessary all this shopping malls which surround London ... i think london is overcrowded by big boxes and malls in his suburbia...
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:38 PM   #10
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The project is 'mixed use' with the olympic village close to this project that
will become flats after the games. There needs to be a retail area.
The British love to shop as well!

The project has different parts that include the olympic park next door!

Also its next door to the main eurostar route Paris to London and will be a international
destination in itself
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i've noticed that.. i have just doubt about the size of the westfield stratford which is still bigger than the other Londoner one ... nobody will go shop to oxford street after the opening of this monster ...
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Awesome project. Im sure going to visit that. DLR extension is the lightrail part of the London underground right?
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the DLA, its a light above ground system! based around London Docklands now linking the 2012 Olympics & Stratford.
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Don't worry, Oxford Street already hosting a comeback. Also, one word: Pedestrianisation.
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Don't worry, Oxford Street already hosting a comeback. Also, one word: Pedestrianisation.
Should have already been done in my opinion... another thing Borris will no doubt delay...

Loving whats happening out in Stratford, about time the East wastelands were developed... still there is a lot to be done.

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wow... GREAT!!!
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It has really grate photos. I have seen this development on the discovery channel..and it is really nice.
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Brilliant progress!
Though I would imagine they're building at the speed of light, so I'm not surprised.
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It looks that it going to be in time!
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