Planning permission has been submitted for a 350-bedroom Marriott hotel as part of a wider scheme to create a vibrant, waterside city neighbourhood on a near-derelict site in Stratford, east London.
Plans have been drawn up for the 26-acre Strand East site, just south of the Olympic Park, by LandProp Holding, part of the Inter Ikea Group, to create 1,200 new homes, 58,000sq m of offices, workshops, restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as the hotel.
Incorporating five acres of open space, including a new waterside park, Stand East will celebrate the area's industrial heritage with a strong emphasis on sustainability.
It will be designed around five quarters with the hotel situated in a commercial quarter, alongside office space aimed at the creative industries. Meanwhile, the other quarters will include Dane's Yard - an area which already has planning permission - incorporating a new restaurant and a 40m-high illuminated sculpture; a residential quarter; a riverside quarter; and the Hub, a community area with cafés, bars and shops.
Andrew Cobden, country manager of LandProp, said: "Strand East will be an outstanding place to live and work, built with the long term in mind and to the highest standards, respecting the environment and celebrating the heritage of the area.
The planning application has been submitted to London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and has been validated by the London Borough of Newham.
By Janet Harmer
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