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Scoping: 355 Built-to-Rent Micro Flats in Stratford

AYL Development One has submitted a scoping application for a development of 355 flats on Stratford High Street. The scheme will replace the now-demolished petrol station, Poland House which is currently used for student rooms and the Queens Way House office block.

The scoping report, prepared by GL Hearn, is relatively low on details although indicates that a tower is planned of similar height to nearby new build developments, the tallest of which is Stratford Halo at 43 storeys.

Interestingly the scheme appears to create a new class of residential accommodation between co-living, where facilities are shared between residents who live in rooms, and traditional residential accommodation. This is done by providing smaller than average fully self contained units, on a build-to-rent basis, in addition to a large amount of communal space for residents.

In addition 1,230sqm of retail space and 4,170sqm of office space is proposed. This is a significant increase on the current floorspace on the site.

Image credit: Google Streetview

Written by Sean Spurr

Sean is lead residential researcher at Apartology. He also runs a bookshop.

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