Stratford City from the air; Stratford City from the air;

Stratford City, London, United Kingdom

A £4bn, 73ha metropolitan centre delivering significant regeneration for east London

Stratford City is a mixed-use development located on former rail lands in East London. The site is intersected by High Speed 1 and is being developed as two parcels of land linked by a number of bridges.

Developments include a large residential area, Europe’s largest single retail development, an area for commercial offices and numerous hotels, community facilities and open spaces.

Throughout the project our environmental specialists have contributed technical advice on a wide range of issues such as energy, sustainability, daylight and wind engineering. We also provided masterplanning, infrastructure design, transport planning and project management services.

Environmental expertise

Our environment team has been involved in project since 2002, producing an Environmental Statement (ES) to accompany the original outline planning application, managing the EIA and producing the specialist assessment chapters.

We identified robust environmental mitigation strategies while retaining enough flexibility to allow for change over the estimated 15-20 year development period.

Further environmental information was submitted by Arup in 2004, and outline planning consent was granted in 2005. Arup has since prepared more than 25 Environmental Screening and Compliance Statements for various reserved matters and other applications.

Project Summary

£4bn project

73hametropolitan centre


Sustainability strategy

As part of the planning process, our environmental and masterplanning teams developed a set of site-wide sustainability strategies, providing detailed guidance on issues such as energy, sustainable building design, waste, water, microclimate, air quality and ecology.

In 2010 we prepared an update of the original ES to accompany an application to increase the amount of floorspace within the site, alter the Open Space Strategy and increase the flexibility in the masterplan, as well an application for an ‘Extension of Time.’

These changes were deemed to result in potentially significant environmental effects that were not previously assessed, and the ES was updated in accordance with emerging guidance.