|Title:||Stratford International Quarter, Stratford, UK|
|Markets:||Residential, Retail and Workplace|
|Services:||Landscape Architecture, Masterplanning and Urban Design|
Situated at the heart of Stratford City — home to the 2012 Olympic Games — The International Quarter is one of the UK’s largest mixed-use schemes, providing a new vibrant urban quarter set within a unique parkland environment.
This previously deprived district, located in East London, looked beyond its London 2012 legacy to its future role as a leading residential and business hub, with the aim of attracting investment.
As part of this long-term strategy, Gillespies was commissioned to prepare a public realm strategy for Stratford City known as The International Quarter Stratford City. This portion of the overall scheme benefits from direct connections to a major rail hub, and the Olympic legacy site with its strong open space network.
With its expertise in developing city‑scale masterplans, Gillespies prepared guidelines for a sequence of open spaces appropriate for a leading commercial centre, with the emphasis on sustainability. Working alongside lead architect Arup Associates the team delivered a series of design codes to provide a framework for nurturing the growth of this exciting and dynamic area.