Green light for Eastwick



Approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), the 300-home scheme designed by Studio Egret West, Piercy & Co and Astudio marks the first phase of wider proposals to create two neighbourhoods, East Wick and Sweetwater, on Queen Elizabeth Park.

Studio Egret West and Sheppard Robson are masterplanning the overall scheme for 1,500 homes, which also includes 10,000m² of office space, 7,200m² of retail as well as buildings by Stirling Prize-winning Alison Brooks Architects and ShedKM.

Backed by Places for People and Balfour Beatty Investments, the first-stage development also includes a ‘neighbourhood centre’ retail and office space.

The development will sit to the east of HawkinsBrown’s £100 million Here East overhaul of the former Olympic media complex and south of Make’s Copper Box indoor sports arena.

Andrew Atkins, development director for the East Wick and Sweetwater projects, said: ‘We are working with the local community, the London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets to make sure we get the right mix of affordable homes, rented homes and open-market sale homes, as well as providing space to create jobs, learning and places for the community to enjoy. We will deliver a unique place, inspired by the best of London, where people want to live, and that is a key part of building neighbourhoods at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
‘We have assembled a brilliant design team who are ensuring that we have the highest standards of design and sustainability. We will continue working with local residents and neighbouring communities to ensure we make a place with the best contribution to an area with such a rich history.’