IQL North is the strip of land directly opposite Stratford International Station, on the edge of the Olympic Park. Our design team has now submitted proposals for what will be East London’s most sustainable, inclusive and inviting neighbourhood. Somewhere to live, to meet, to learn, to eat - a hub of activity which recognises the challenges that regeneration brings to an area and is committed to delivering something for everyone.
Our architects at Mecanoo have created an augmented reality of our development proposals, allowing you to pan around a view of the site from Mirabelle Gardens, International Way, the Eastern approach and the Western approach.
Hadley is a progressive, sustainable and inclusive regeneration company committed to the delivery of much-needed housing in Greater London and other major UK cities.
Our portfolio focusses on transformative mixed-use development in Greater London and other major urban centres across the UK.
The site is boundaried by International Way, Penny Brooks Street, Montfichet Road and Celebration Avenue (to the west). Directly opposite Stratford International, IQL North is close to both Westfield shopping centre and linked to Stratford Station.
We began work in January 2022 and are looking forward to displaying our detailed proposals for a sustainable and inclusive new district at the heart of Stratford.
We purchased the site in January 2022, with the intention to provide a sustainable and inclusive new neighbourhood for Stratford.
The site is located within the Stratford Town Centre, an area which has undergone significant change since the 2012 Olympics. It has been unused for a number of years, formerly used as a storage facility during the construction phase of the Olympic Park.
A rail corridor runs beneath the site at the eastern edge, which is an infrequently used line servicing the maintenance depot at Lea Bridge. As we are unable to build on top of this line, it will create a natural route through any on-site development in the future.
Following three rounds of public consultation and extensive collaboration with the community, LLDC, Newham and local stakeholder groups, we have now submitted our planning application to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) for determination.
Our proposals will deliver a range of benefits to the local area and its residents, including:
700+ 1, 2 and 3-bed homes and 900+ Purpose Built Student Accommodation, including affordable provision
Focused on delivering low-energy solutions for residents and the local community
Circa 9,000 sqm of flexible commercial and employment space, with support for local businesses
A sustainable transport hub, featuring Brompton Bikes, E-cargo bikes and an E-car club
Including spaces that support community groups and social enterprises
New public squares, offering green spaces, seating areas, and amenities for recreational activities
Circa 10,000 sqm of publicly accessible space, promoting biodiversity, play and community mixing
New food and beverage provisions at the ground floor level
Whilst we are yet to finalise the development’s building designs, we do have principles that we are looking to deliver as part of this scheme. However, your feedback is a valuable asset in ensuring our priorities for the area match yours.
Prior to the site’s redevelopment, in order to help create a new social, economic, and environmentally sustainable ‘piece of city’, we have a prime opportunity to do something special with and for local residents and the wider Newham community.
Since opening The Lighthouse and Gardens we’ve been forging connections with locals such as:
When we took possession of the site, we were aware that it would be some time before construction started. Therefore, we were eager to bring the site into use and provide services that would benefit the community, aiming to transform vacant spaces into vibrant places.
We were delighted to be able to provide two community projects in this space, collectively known as The Lighthouse and Gardens, with further activities coming this spring.
The Lighthouse is a place to inspire, spark new ideas and bring people together whilst supporting personal development, growth and well-being. Since opening, it has hosted a broad range of local groups, charities and voluntary organisations.
Delivering educational and creative classes, workshops, exhibitions and talks, it is available to hire at affordable rates for local people.
Transformed from an underutilised patch of shrubland, Stratford Community Gardens is now home to a well-loved, open-access growing and well-being space for local residents, schools and community groups to enjoy.Find out more
To continue delivering social value to the local community, we have curated a range of new uses for the site.
Launched in January 2024, Community Saunas CIC balances wellness with community building. With affordable authentic saunas and cold plunge pools, they're making the benefits of sauna therapy accessible to all. Find out more about bookings and membership packages here.
Other uses soon coming to the site include our first sustainable transport hub, offering Brompton bikes, e-cargo bikes and Enterprise e-cars, alongside a pop-up coffee shop by local vendor, El Cafecito.
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As well as delivering new homes, we want to ensure the development will provide benefits for residents across the Stratford community.
Please visit www.hellostratford.co.uk to find out more about our evolved proposals for the future of IQL North.
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