DGA were commissioned by Watkin Jones Group to undertake a feasibility study and design development for a university student accommodation-led mixed-use development located within the Olympic legacy area close to the perimeter of the Olympic Park in Stratford.

The proposals involved the provision of a 30 storey tower on the focal corner of an island site, along with a 4-10 storey podium building set around a landscaped courtyard providing 600 student bedrooms, 70 mixed-tenure apartments, a 30,000 sqft teaching facility, and street-level retail and community-use spaces creating active frontages on all four sides of the development.

DGA worked closely with the client and design team to develop a proposal for submission to Planning, the London Legacy Development Corporation and the GLA.