Rising in the East Conference

This image shows the detailed exterior facades of the buildings and was unveiled at the Rising in the East conference on the opportunities and challenges facing East London four years on from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Stratford Waterfront, situated next to the London Aquatics Centre, will see the V&A create a brand new 18,000m2 museum for the digital age, a 550-seat theatre for Sadler’s Wells, a brand new campus for 6,500 students at UAL’s London College of Fashion and a residential development, all set within a unique canal-side location.

The designs have been produced by Allies and Morrison working with O’Donnell + Tuomey and Arquitecturia. They will be developed during the year before a detailed planning application is submitted at the end of 2016.

The Cultural and Education District also incorporates a new campus for UCL on a separate site to the south of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the largest single expansion of UCL since its foundation in 1826. The first phase is expected to have up to 3,000 students and 625 staff, including academics and researchers.

The Cultural and Education District will provide a showcase for innovation and creativity across arts and education, science and technology and will feature world-leading cultural institutions and universities. Once complete the district will be a thriving creative hub and incubator for new ideas, connected to the area’s rich history and cultural offer.

The scheme is expected to create around 3,000 jobs, attract 1.5 million visitors a year and deliver a £2.8bn boost to the economy of Stratford and the surrounding communities.

Read the full press release.

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