Bridgewater Triangle building, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford Property, New East London Housing

Bridgewater Triangle building, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford, London

3 Aug 2022

Green Light For New Homes On Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkBridgewater Triangle

Design: Mikhail Riches with BBuK, RCKa, Expedition, William Matthews Associates, Gardiner & Theobald and Aecom

Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, Borough of Newham, East London, England, UK

Bridgewater Square:
Bridgewater Triangle Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Bridgewater Triangle in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

• Outline application approved for Bridgewater Triangle development
• C.575 homes, 50% affordable
• 51% family-sized homes

LLDC’s Planning Committee has given the green light to an outline application that will transform Bridgewater Triangle in the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a new residential neighbourhood.

The Bridgewater Triangle masterplan will provide c575 homes with 61,730sqm of residential floorspace. The development will deliver a minimum of 50% affordable homes by habitable room of which a minimum of 30% will be low-cost rent housing by unit.

Bridgewater Triangle – Warton Road:
Bridgewater Triangle Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The development will also deliver a minimum of 51% of the homes as family-sized of two or more bedrooms including apartments, townhouses and maisonettes. A minimum of 65% of the affordable homes will be 2-bedrooms or more.

The development will include up to 433 sqm of retail and F&B space, up to 213 sqm of community uses and will have links through to the local neighbourhood centre uses at the adjacent Pudding Mill Lane development.

The Bridgewater site comprises a brownfield site currently used for car parking and extends to c.5.9 acres (2.4ha). It is owned freehold by LLDC and is bounded by Waterworks River, Greenway and Pudding Mill Allotments.

Bridgewater Triangle – Allotment Edge:
Bridgewater Triangle Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

LLDC aims to create a beautiful new riverside residential community on a unique island site in the south of the Park. The new university for UCL East, the London Aquatics Centre and London Stadium are close neighbours, with the new East Bank cultural and education district planned for Stratford Waterfront, the offices at International Quarter London and the retail at Westfield only a 10-minute walk away.

The scheme will benefit from a new single-span steel bridge with two 2.5m wide walkways and a 5.5m lane for vehicles and cyclists designed by William Matthew Associates. Planning permission was granted in May 2022 for the new crossing which will also see the reinstatement of a towpath running under the bridge which has been closed due to lack of headroom.

Lyn Garner, Chief Executive / Rosanna Lawes, Executive Director of Development at London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “It is fitting that the outline application should be approved in the week that marks the 10th anniversary of the London 2012 Games. So much progress has been made to deliver the legacy from those Games and Bridgewater signals the start of another intense period of development on the Park which will see it transform even further.

“What is particularly pleasing is the significant level of genuinely affordable and family-sized homes to be included in this wonderful new neighbourhood.”

The design team was led by Mikhail Riches with landscape architects BBuK, engagement architects RCKa, multidisciplinary engineering by Expedition, the bridge architects William Matthews Associates, QS by Gardiner & Theobald and planning consultants, Aecom.

The planning consent is subject to signing s106 agreements and building work is due to start on site in 2024 and be completed by 2028.

Bridgewater Embankment:
Bridgewater Triangle Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

About the London Legacy Development Corporation

2022 is a special year for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park marking 10 years since the world’s spotlight shone on London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In that time the Park has delivered on its legacy promises creating a must-visit destination for east London attracting six million visits a year, world class sport and entertainment events, thousands of new homes and two new business districts.

That progress continues with more homes and jobs to be delivered and projects like East Bank, the most ambitious cultural and education district the country has seen for a generation, set to open soon. It’s a legacy to proud of and one that will continue and inspire generations to come. #London 2012 #PasstheBaton

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: a dynamic new metropolitan centre for London
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Bridgewater Triangle Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, images / information from The London Legacy Development Corporation

Location: Bridgewater Triangle, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, England, UK

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