Sheppard Robson announced as joint masterplanners for East Wick & Sweetwater Development

9th March 2015

The Mayor of London and the London Legacy Development Corporation announced today that Places for People and Balfour Beatty have been appointed to bring forward plans for up to 1,500 new homes, with up to 30 per cent affordable and 500 private homes to rent on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, six years ahead of the original masterplan.

Places for People and Balfour Beatty were selected from a strong shortlist of six teams and will work on developing the neighbourhoods of East Wick and Sweetwater with a view to completing the development in 2023. Work to develop East Wick and Sweetwater will create a vibrant new community on the west of the Park linking to existing communities in Hackney Wick and Fish Island.

East Wick will create up to 850 new homes and is located in the north west of the Park next to Hackney Wick and the digital quarter at Here East. It will include townhouses, mews, studios and flats, a new primary school and two new nurseries. Sweetwater will provide up to 650 new homes and is located in the south-west of the Park near Old Ford and the Copper Box Arena. It includes studios, apartments and family homes with private gardens, a new primary school, two new nurseries and a health centre.

Sheppard Robson are the joint masterplanners with Studio Egret West. We are designing a number of residential buildings working alongside Piercy & Co, A Studio, Alison Brooks Architects, ShedKM and landscape designers Fabrik.