A new creative workspace and student accommodation scheme given the go-ahead in the London Borough of Newham.
At a meeting of Newham’s Strategic Development Committee on 19th April 2022 it was decided to grant planning permission for an ambitious mixed-use regeneration scheme at Grove Crescent Road in Stratford.
The scheme will deliver 22,000 sq ft of new workspace aimed at local makers and creative businesses, alongside 397 purpose-built and managed homes for students and significant improvements to the public realm. Its aim is to act as a catalyst for growth and improvement of the area.
hgh Consulting, acting for client Watkin Jones, has worked closely with architects Glenn Howells and local community groups, such as the Maryland Community Group, to design the scheme.
Matthew Robinson, Associate Director at hgh Consulting said:
“We are delighted that Newham’s Strategic Development Committee has resolved to grant planning permission for this exciting scheme. It is a major step towards rejuvenating a tired and somewhat forgotten corner of Stratford, whilst providing much needed student homes and workspace for local artists and creators.”
Image: CGI image of proposed scheme, courtesy of Glenn Howells Architects