Chobham Farm Masterplan
2008 - current
PTE has created the masterplan for this six-hectare site adjoining Stratford City and including part of the Olympic Legacy land.
The site is situated in an interesting and challenging fringe area of the Olympic Legacy and Stratford City developments. Our project started life as an exercise in looking beyond the site boundaries of a 0.5 ha development site. Through negotiations with the London Borough of Newham and with the owner of the railway lands (London & Continental Railways), the masterplan area grew to cover a total area of about six hectares between Stratford Newtown to the east, and the Athletes’ Village and Stratford City to the west.
Our proposals create a new urban quarter which integrates the existing community to the east with the emerging city to the west. It also coordinates with two major new bridge links into Stratford City and stitches them into the existing road network to create the much needed east-west permeability the area has always lacked.
The new neighbourhood will be residential-led and will focus on family accommodation, creating over 1000 new homes, but will also include space for smaller businesses and local shops. It will achieve a high density, but also mediate in scale between Stratford City and existing low-rise residential areas to the east. A linear park consisting of a series of linked green spaces will run through the centre of the neighbourhood.
Planning permission for the masterplan was obtained in July 2013, and the construction of the first phase, which stands at the gateway to the Olympic Village, will begin in January 2014: it will include 173 homes and a small supermarket, and will feature a ten-storey local landmark building.
- London Planning Award 2013