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Have your say on regeneration scheme aiming to unite old and new Stratford.

PUBLISHED: 11:26 06 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:04 07 September 2018

Plans to regenerate and unite old and new Stratford. Picture: Frogmore

Plans to regenerate and unite old and new Stratford. Picture: Frogmore

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Members of the public are being invited to give their views on a regeneration scheme that seeks to unite old and new Stratford.

The scheme known as the Stratford Centre and The Yards has been developed by the site’s new owners Frogmore and award winning architects AHMM and Gillespies, include more than 400 new high-quality homes, including affordable housing, a hotel, flexible office space and shops,

It also includes restaurants, bars and cafés to complement the existing shops at the Stratford Centre.

The site already has planning permission for two residential towers of 42 and 20 storeys comprising 590 homes, granted by Newham Council to the site’s previous owners in 2016.

Central to the development will be a new public square, which would improve access between different quarters and districts and potentially feature a pop up cinema, performances by local artists, and a new food and drink offer.

The proposals will not include any changes to the Stratford Centre itself, which, the developers say, forms an integral part of the area and will continue to benefit from new visitors and shoppers.

Michael Whitney, development surveyor at Frogmore, said: “Stratford is an ever-growing, ever-changing area and the ideal location for such an exciting scheme, which will be enjoyed by visitors, workers and residents alike.

“By providing new homes, a vibrant food and drink offer complementing the one at the Stratford Centre and workspaces for Newham and London’s entrepreneurs, we hope to create a new gateway to Stratford, one that connects the old with the new and celebrates the rich history, heritage, culture and diversity of the area.”

A public exhibition will take place this Saturday between 10am – 6pm at the Stratford Centre South Mall.

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