Stirling Prize winner’s Stratford scheme will deliver 575 units on car-park site

Mikhail Riches has won outline approval for its proposals to deliver 575 new homes on part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The practice’s Bridgewater Triangle scheme combines a mixture of flats, maisonettes and townhouses on the 2.4ha site at the south of Olympic Park, near to Pudding Mill Lane DLR station.

The plot, which is currently being used as a car park, is bounded by Waterworks River, the Greenway and Pudding Mill Allotments.

Mikhail Riches was appointed to the project along with RCKa, William Matthews Architects and BBUK Landscape Architects in October 2019 – the same month the practice won the Stirling Prize for its Goldsmith Street housing project in Norwich.

Site owner the London Legacy Development Corporation describes RCKa as “engagement architect”. Matthews designed a single-span steel bridge that will span the Waterworks River as part of the project. It received planning permission in May this year.


William Matthews Architects’ Stratford bridge

LLDC chief executive Lyn Garner said it was “fitting” that the outline consent granted to the Bridgewater Triangle by the corporation’s Planning Decisions Committee had come in the week marking the 10th anniversary of the London 2012 Games.

“So much progress has been made to deliver the legacy from those Games and Bridgewater signals the start of another intense period of development on the Park which will see it transform even further,” she said.

“What is particularly pleasing is the significant level of genuinely affordable and family-sized homes to be included in this wonderful new neighbourhood.”

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Mikhail Riches’ proposals for 575 homes at Olympic Park’s Bridgewater Triangle development

Mikhail Riches’ proposals for Bridgwater Triangle also include up to 443sq m of retail space and up to 213sq m of space for community uses.

This week LLDC said it was setting up a joint venture partnership with Anglo-Irish developer Ballymore to deliver Bridgewater Triangle and 600 homes at nearby East Bank in the Olympic Park, which have been designed by Allies & Morrison.

It said the JV was aiming to complete both developments by 2028.