Ardmore Construction has completed the first phase of 150 High Street, Stratford – a major mixed tenure development for Genesis Housing Association. On schedule, phase one provides 139 one and two bedroom flats in two seven-storey residential blocks (F&G), built around communal courtyards and overlooking the river and the Olympic site. When the landmark regeneration project is fully completed in 2013 it will be home to around 2,000 people, with 704 new apartments in seven blocks and a mix of flexible commercial and artists’ workspace.
Central to the scheme is the 43-storey ‘Halo’ tower, which at 132 metres will be one of the tallest residential buildings in London and will overlook the Olympic stadium. The scheme creates new frontages on to Stratford High Street and Warton Road, and includes the refurbishment and two-storey extension of Warton House, originally built in 1937 as the factory and offices for Yardley’s of London. Significant areas of new public gardens and parks including play areas and a riverside walk connecting to the Olympic Park will be created at ground level. Car and cycle parking is provided below ground.
Pictured: On Saturday 10 December, Ardmore Construction and Genesis Housing Association hosted a Meet the Builder family fun day at 150 Stratford High Street. The event included a workshop on health & safety and recycling, and was an opportunity for residents to ask questions and to hear about plans for the Olympic Park.