5 May 2015
Lend Lease and London and Continental Railways (LCR), joint venture partners delivering The International Quarter, have announced that Transport for London (TfL) has signed a pre-let to occupy a building as part of the second stage of the £2.1 billion development at Stratford, East London.
TfL has pre-let the entirety of a 260,000 sq ft office building, one of two buildings being designed by RSHP. Detailed planning consent has been secured for both the buildings, offering a glimpse of London’s newest commercial district. 2,500 TfL workers will relocate to The International Quarter’s new generation of offices and, once completed, an estimated 25,000 people will work at and visit the site each day with discussions with a number of other major tenants ongoing. The offices will set a new benchmark in commercial accommodation, designed to inspire employees, improve productivity and encourage health and wellbeing in a truly sustainable workplace.
Ivan Harbour, Senior Partner and Lead Designer, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, said: “We are delighted to be working on The International Quarter, which we hope will become a global example of best practice in the development of a new workplace environment. Our tailored approach to the building design creates efficiency, continuity and coherency across the site whilst offering bespoke solutions to meet the specific needs of occupiers. This, together with a similarly coherent ground plane, characterises the neighbourhood as a core piece of the emerging City quarter, whilst the focus on daylight, views, connectivity, community spaces and public realm produces truly cutting-edge workplaces with people at their heart.”