Construction work on a new entrance to Stratford station beside the Jubilee line platforms continues ahead of a planned spring 2024 opening.
The entrance will face Gibbins Road and the Carpenters estate which is line for major redevelopment.
In the above photo, the entrance will be located to the left of Pret. The site was previously used as a car park and storage area.
A total budget of £8.4 million is allocated with Newham Council allocating £1m of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) revenue, the LLDC spending £3.4m from s106 and CIL income plus £4m from the Greater London Authority’s Strategic Infrastructure Fund.
Plans to redevelop the Carpenters estate have been rumbling around for well over a decade with little to show. The latest is that some existing buildings will be renovated while others demolished.
Overall housing totals will increase from 710 to 2,152 with 44 per cent of existing homes remaining.
The estate comprises three taller blocks (two visible above) with low-rise elements across the site. Two of the tower blocks will remain.
In October 2023 a Transport for London report had the project set to complete during financial year 2023/24. Not long until that’s over.