Cultural and Education District in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (previously known as Olympicopolis)


The Guardian: London Olympicopolis: the design we might’ve had:


Come and see the final masterplans for the Cultural and Education District.

We would like to invite you to see the final proposals for the Cultural and Education District in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before they are submitted for planning approval.

In addition to the final masterplans, you will see the details on the final proposals for UAL’s London College of Fashion and Carpenters Land Bridge for Stratford Waterfront and details on the architects appointed for Phase 1 of UCL East.
All are welcome — the team will be on hand to answer questions, discuss the schemes in more detail and explain what happens next.



  • Due to limited space, the physical model and interactive displays
    will not be on show. Please visit the main exhibition to view this

For more details see the newsletter: Cultural and Education District Newsletter autumn 16.pdf (1.3 MB)


Just a reminder to come and see us today in the Podium. to reward you for braving the rain there will be tea, coffee and cake available.

So come along between 12pm and 5:30pm and find out more about the final masterplans for the Cultural and Education District and phase 2 of East Wick and Sweetwater.


The exhibition boards from the last Cultural and Education District stakeholder masterplan event can be downloaded here.

More info here:


Thanks Frank


To echo Frank’s post above — here is the link for the @QEOP website for latest updates:

Below are the exhibition boards for the ‘Cultural and Education District Stakeholder Masterplan Event’ held in November.

In the coming years, we are creating a world class education and cultural district on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that will bring together outstanding organisations to showcase exceptional art, dance, history, craft, science, technology and cutting edge design.

The Cultural and Education District will be made up of two sites on the Park, clustered around the iconic Stadium, ArcelorMittal Orbit and London Aquatics Centre.

A number of world-class institutions have already made plans to set up a permanent presence on these two sites. UCL East will be the site of a new university campus for University College London (UCL), while Stratford Waterfront features a new campus for the University of the Arts London, along with major new spaces for the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Wells. Discussions are also underway between the Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum to work together to create a major new international collaboration.

The scheme is expected to deliver 3,000 jobs, 1.5 million additional visitors and £2.8 billion of economic value to Stratford and the surrounding area.

In May 2015, a team led by award-winning architectural practice Allies and Morrison won an international competition to design the Stratford Waterfront site. LDA Design was announced as masterplanners of the UCL East site in April 2015.

Get involved - UCL East

If you have any further questions or would like to be kept informed of future updates, please contact the UCL East consultation team by using the details below:


Phone: 020 7729 0770

You can also visit the UCL website at

Get involved - Stratford Waterfront

If you have any further questions or would like to be kept informed of future updates, please contact the Stratford Waterfront team at Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners by emailing

Here is the link for the @QEOP website for latest updates:



[URL=“”]Public consultation road shows - May 2017[/URL]

UCL East are launching the next round of public consultation road shows, focusing on the detailed design process. This follows the series of masterplan consultation events, which took place from summer 2015 to autumn 2016.

In May 2017, the initial concept designs for UCL East’s Pool Street West will be presented in a series of road shows in UCL Bloomsbury, Stratford Broadway, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pool Street West makes up part of the first phase of UCL East and will feature student accommodation, academic, retail, community and engagement uses for UCL students and staff and the public.

Pool Street West – Stage 1 Road Shows

Road Show Exhibition Details

Wednesday 17 May, 11am – 2pm

UCL Bloomsbury | South Quad In front of the Print Room Café

Thursday 18 May, 11am – 2pm

UCL Bloomsbury | Main Quad South Side, in front of the Wilkins Building

Friday 19 May, 11am – 2pm

Stratford Broadway In the public space adjacent to St John’s

Saturday 20 May, 11am – 2pm

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park At Waterworks Place, adjacent to the play fountain.

[URL=“”]Stage 4 Final Boards[/URL]


Pool Street West Public [URL=“”]Exhibition Boards[/URL]

Images replaced by @Lee 6/7/17 (Photobucket 3rd party hosting error)


one word… brutal.


UCL East detailed design update:

Come along on Friday or Saturday to find out more about phase 1 of UCL East.

The exhibition brings together plans for Marshgate 1 and Pool Street West sites for the first phase of UCL East, a new campus for UCL within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Together they will feature a range of uses, including academic, retail, community and engagement uses as well as student accommodation.

Marshgate 1 will present the initial ideas for Plot 1 of the Marshgate site and Pool Street West will present the developed designs, following the previous exhibition in May 2017.

Please join us to meet the team who will be on hand to answer questions and take you through the scheme in more detail. Please find attached the UCL East consultation flyer Oct.pdf (2.5 MB)
for dates, times and locations.

Public exhibition details:

Friday 06 October, 3pm – 7pm
Stratford Library 3 The Grove, E15 1EL

Saturday 07 October, 12pm – 5.30pm
The Podium I Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5 Thornton Street, E20 2AD

For more information about UCL East please visit or


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