Westfield Stratford City is Europe’s largest urban shopping and leisure destination. Launched in September 2011, the £1.75 billion development is the prestigious gateway to the Olympic Park in London and attracted an unprecedented 1 million visitors within the first week of opening with footfall averaging over 900,000 visitors a week in the first 14 weeks of trading. Westfield Stratford City is home to over 250 shops, 70 places to eat and drink and is anchored by John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, a 17-screen state of the art Vue cinema as well as All Star Lanes bowling and Aspers casino. In addition, Westfield Stratford City is home to three hotels and grade A office space.
As part of the wider masterplan, Westfield Stratford City will also be home to up to 1,200 homes and 1.1 million sq ft of office space.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Open from 2013
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be no ordinary park. From 2013, the Park will have been transformed into a brand new piece of the City, right in the heart of East London. State-of-the-art venues and attractions will sit alongside homes, schools and businesses amongst open green spaces and pieces of art. It will become London’s leading destination for leisure, life and business; a model of modern, sustainable urban regeneration, attracting an estimated 9.3 million visitors per year. It will offer the best of London all in one place.
Commercial Office Space
The International Quarter will provide four million square feet of flexible commercial office space. And following the Games, the Press and Broadcast Centre will be converted into 91,000 square metres of new business space.
The Athletes’ Village will become East Village and provide 2,818 new homes for the area, as well as 350 homes within the International Quarter.
Iconic Event Venues
The Stadium will become a 60,000-capacity entertainment venue. It will play host to a yearly programme of community events, high-profile sports, concerts and, in 2017, the World International Athletics Championships. The Multi-Use Arena will be turned into a 7,500-capacity indoor entertainment venue.
After the games, the Aquatics Centre will cater for local schools, the local community and some of the UK’s best sporting talent. It will also host national and European competitions with an expected 80,000 visitors in attendance each year.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the Park’s key attraction, offering stunning views over the Park and the rest of London, and will cater for private functions and conferences.
Westfield Stratford City is located in one of the most exciting, diverse and cosmopolitan catchment areas in the UK; from the affluent leafy suburbs of Essex and Kent to the vibrant, densely populated, inner city streets of the City and East End. This unique trade area is projected to encompass over 4 million people with a weighted spend of £3.49 billion.
The centre is well connected by the Central and Jubilee lines on the Underground as well as the DLR and London Overground. 58 trains per hour also stop at Westfield Stratford City’s two railway stations, including high-speed services from Stratford International, which connect directly to London St Pancras and stations in Kent. The new bus interchange and the main Stratford bus station are serviced by 20 different bus routes and there is also a dedicated free pick-up and drop off coach bay for tour operators. Westfield Stratford City is located outside the Congestions Charge Zone and has 5,000 parking spaces in three car parks.
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