eastwick and sweetwater secures reserved matters planning approval for phase 1
01 February 2017
During 2016 we worked closely with our client, the design team and LLDC to develop the Reserved Matters Application for the first of our seven phases of development at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Towards the end of January 2017 this was unanimously approved and construction will commence in the spring.
East Wick and Sweetwater are two of the development plots identified as part of the Olympic Park Legacy Plans and Phase 1 is sited between the Copper Box and Here East, with Hackney and the recently completed Canal Park to the west and the Olympic Park to the east. At the heart of East Wick, Phase 1 will deliver over 300 homes (designed by Studio Egret West, Piercy & Co and Astudio), with ground floor commercial and flexible employment opportunities, a children’s nursery and a public realm that will create attractive and vibrant spaces. Spaces for people to gather and move through as part of the wider journeys to the park, stadium, Westfield and Stratford Station.
The public realm provides The Diagonal, which connects and provides long views from Hackney (and the Shard) to the Velodrome. Along this route generous open spaces and community lawns are provided at a scale which blends the urbanism of Hackney, with the Olympic Park. Within three of the proposed five buildings we are providing private podium gardens with an emphasis on residents coming together, to manage and maintain to further build the new communities we are creating. Finally, as part of the wider Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) we are providing biodiverse roofs to all the buildings. The BAP is also being implemented at all levels of our proposals to encourage the wildlife connections and routes from the canal to the Olympic Park.
All images courtesy of East Wick and Sweetwater Projects Limited.
Phase 2 design has commenced and we will provide further updates as we target a Reserved Matters Application Summer 2017.