This Is What Plans For Olympic Park’s New ‘Cultural Quarter’ Look Like

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To mark the 4th anniversary of our Olympic opening ceremony in 2012, pictures have been released to reveal plans for a new ‘cultural and educational quarter’ to transform the ex-olympic site.

There’s already a giant helter skelter, but additional plans include a new V&A museum showcasing art and design “for the digital age”, two new university campuses (one for UCL and one for UAL fashion students), and a 550 seater dance studio for Sadler’s Wells.

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The new development is expected to cost a whooping £1 billion and a planning application will hopefully be sent off by the end of 2016. If it’s successful, work will start in 2018 and if that’s successful, we’ll all be able to start broadening our cultural and educational horizons at the east London site by 2020 (ish).

The Stratford Waterfront site will not only provide a hub for culture and education, but it also hopes to create an extra 3,000 jobs, deliver £2.8 billion of economic value to Stratford and the surrounding areas, and bring in an extra 1.5 million visitors. 

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.

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