Stratford is a mini city in the making, and the next decade there is likely to be as momentous as the years that preceded the 2012 Olympics.
Already one of the capital’s best-connected areas - two Tube lines, overland rail, the DLR plus Eurostar trains, with City airport nearby and Crossrail coming - it is emerging as a new commercial centre for east London, linked by green infrastructure and boosted by Europe’s fastest-growing cluster of digital and technology companies.
The 500-acre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the largest recreational space to be created in Europe for 150 years. More than £9 billion of public money was pumped into the area and the Games “legacy” benefits are still unfolding.
Stratford City, which includes the new Westfield shopping mall, is the biggest retail-led regeneration project ever undertaken in the UK. The former athletes’ village has been turned into a new rental district called East Village, and a further 8,000 new homes are planned in five new neighbourhoods around the park.
The International Quarter is a joint venture between developer Lend Lease and London Continental Railways.
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