- Created by: Larissabrooke1305
- Created on: 09-04-21 08:04
Stratford Place Study
What type of place is Stratford?
· Post industrial, mainly tertiary based economy, large cultural and ethnic mix.
· Huge disparities in wealth, one of the most deprived boroughs in London.
· Influxes of capital in the last 15 years for regeneration projects hoping to improve QofL.
Factors affecting Character of Place
® N of Thames, E of River Lea, East End, Newham
· Land Use
® Fish Island: Rapid industrial expansion around waterways and railways
® Blitz WW2 = Carpenters Estate
® Deindustrialisation = mass unemployment, outsourcing, dereliction of industrial parks leaving brownfield sites.
® Green space from cleaned up BF sites, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
· Built Environment
® Fish Island: Victorian terrace housing
® Council housing = affordable
® Stratford Plaza, East Village, Westfield, Arcelor Mittal Orbit
® UEL campus
® Low Emissions Zone
® Stratford Station
® Stratford Regional = UK’s 7th busiest station
® Highest rate of households in temp acc at 48 in 1000.
® White British = largest ethnic group (44% born in England)
® Christianity + Islam = main religions
® Average age = 30
· Economic Profile
® Industrial to post industrial economy
® Westfield = one of Europe’s largest shopping centres
® 29% jobs are low paid
® 6th most deprived borough in London
® Income deprivation, child poverty and the elderly living in deprivation are all significantly higher than NA.
® 12.8% own their homes (NA = 30%)
® Gross added value of £1660 million in 2017 from real estate
® Flows of People
® International in-migration to Newham = 33% 2018-9
® Culturally diverse: 42% immigrants from outside EU (NA= 9.4%)
® Pop. of Newham that is NOT White British = 83.3% (NA = 20.2%)
® Flows of Capital
® £9 billion for accelerated regeneration
® Olympic village = 3500 new homes (half affordable)
® Construction of Sugar House Island by Vastint (International org)
® Stratford Halo, Stratosphere, East Village, Stratford Plaza
® £4 billion investment from 2012 over next 15 years
® Flows of Resources
® Unilever factories
® HS1 and cross rail lines
® Flows of Ideas
® Anish Kapoor: ArcelorMittal Orbital
® Zaha Hadid: London Aquatics Centre
How Stratford has Changed
Remained the same or change over time?
19th Century: industrial suburb, train station, noxious trade established (Stinky Stratford)
Bombed heavily during WW2, 27% of residential property destroyed, economic decline.
1970s-2000s: Stratford Centre = indoor market village, Stratford City Challenge = new cultural quarter (Stratford Picture House), Stratford Circus Art Centre
Pre Olympics: 33 buildings demolished for Olympic Stadium, UEL former halls of residence demolished, 193 businesses…