Stratford tower taking shape beside DLR and Southeastern station

A forthcoming tower in Stratford is now starting to take shape with exterior cladding being applied.

Located on what was once supposed to be bus station for international trains which never arrived, the site is within east access of Stratford International DLR station as well as domestic trains on High Speed 1.

Looking east

Two towers of 27 floors sit above a podium with commercial space lining the street.

Telford Homes are behind the project which includes 380 homes. There’s no random cladding here or cheap-looking clip-on balconies, with it all looking pretty decent so far.

Looking up at tower façade

The big brick panels are being attached the joins do seem pretty noticeable. Let’s see how that pans out. It didn’t seem the worst.

Overall with arches and those warehouse-type windows there’s nods towards an industrial appearance.

Retail

A number of commercial units are located at street level along quite a distance.

Footfall along here isn’t the best particularly to the west with only the (pretty awful) student block in that direction across a narrow bridge.

Looking towards western neighbour

That’s not to say the units couldn’t be a success but it’ll need careful thought in how to attract tenants to those arches.

Many places have far worse transport links mind and if say a decent little pub or bar opens, ease of access not only on foot from many nearby homes but also the DLR is a selling point.

Forthcoming commercial units

Progress hasn’t been blistering but now both towers are a decent way up with cladding being installed the 2025 completion date looks about right.

 

 

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