Stratford Island, East London
Major proposals to redevelop Stratford Island in East London gained planning permission from Newham Council, with support from Motion’s team of transport planners. The scheme, near the 2012 Olympic site and upmarket Westfield Shopping Centre, will transform the area, creating a new gateway for Stratford town centre.
The complex inner city scheme lies within a one-way gyratory system. Given the excellent transport links in the area, there will be limited parking spaces for residents, apart from accessible parking for disabled drivers.
Proposals were developed to change the flow of traffic around the ’island’ to a two-way system. Motion’s transport assessment and access design had to be compatible with one-way or two-way traffic along Great Eastern Road, taking into account both existing and future highway arrangements.
Estimated for completion in 2018, the development will offer 587 new homes across three buildings, including one refurbished former office block. The plans also included 24,800 square feet of leisure space and restaurants, and 12,500 square feet of office space. New communal spaces, including a large square, will be created to improve the public realm.
“The Stratford Centre is a thriving community shopping destination with an annual footfall of 24.5 million people. These plans will create a great place to live, shop, eat and spend time, both during the day and into the evening.”
Andrew Turton, Head of Retail, Catalyst Capital