Stratford Waterfront is one of the most thrilling things to happen in London since the Olympic Games. It is a part of East Bank, an ambitious development in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that spreads across three sites.
Set to become London’s next big tourist destination. The plans represent the largest cultural investment in London since the Festival of Britain and the South Bank in the 1950s.
For Glassense Stratford Waterfront was one of the first major UK works after entering the market in 2020.
The project involves 100,000m² of land with over 600 new homes and a 27-storey tower. In total, there will be 73,000m² in gross external area across the four cultural/educational buildings, and a further 63,000m² of residential accommodation and 2,200m² of spaces for retail, food and drink.
Our part of the facade (Curtain Wall) was about 1200m² in the London College of Fashion building. Also, around 150m² of doors and internal glass.
For solar protection bluish Guardian SunGuard SN70/35 was chosen. It offers very high natural light transmission while ensuring energy savings and solar protection. Ideal for fully glazed facades and large frame windows.
Stratford Waterfront brings together: V&A East, a new gallery co-curated by the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Smithsonian Institution – the American national museum; BBC Music – effectively, a relocation of BBC’s Maida Vale studios; Sadler’s Wells East – an eastern outpost for the iconic London dance venue; and a new home for the London College of Fashion, uniting the UAL college’s six sites into one. The first major challenge is to balance the needs of each institution, giving them each expression while creating a sense of coherent whole.
Design: Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners
Curtain Wall works: HansenGroup Limited