Unite Group launches first Olympic legacy redevelopment site completed since 2012
Stratford ONE, the first building project to be completed as part of the London Olympic redevelopment site since 2012, is being officially launched this evening by property developer Unite Group plc. The student residence will become home to more than 1,000 students in the near future, including Olympic hopeful Aimee Willmott. Willmott is an up-and-coming swimmer and will use the neighbouring Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to train for the next Olympic Games.
Designed by BDP, the Stratford ONE complex has achieved BREEAM Excellent for its sustainable properties, such as storage for 500 bicycles and green/brown roofs. The residences benefit from close proximity to both the park and the Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, plus excellent transport links to the rest of the city. The 28-storey building features a rooftop conservatory for use by the student residents, plus a quiet study area and various social spaces.
Mark Allan, Chief Executive of Unite Students, commented: “We’re very proud to open Stratford ONE, which with over 900 rooms and 1,000 bed spaces, is our largest London development to date. The facilities within Stratford ONE have our ‘Home for Success’ initiative at its heart; providing students with an environment in which to succeed. We’re also proud to be continuing the Olympic legacy by supporting the regeneration of Stratford and bringing a new community of students into the area.”