The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) Planning Decisions Committee has approved Spiritbond and Schroders’ application for Jubilee House – the first phase of a Youth and Education campus in the heart of Stratford.

The application will provide a long-term home for the London Academy of Excellence (one of the country’s best-performing sixth form colleges) in a landmark building designed by AHMM Architects. It will also deliver 716 student bedrooms, along with significantly improved greening, public realm, and connectivity in central Stratford – including contributions to the Jupp Road Bridge into the Carpenters Estate.

Kanda Consulting led the political outreach and public consultation for the proposals. Our consultation website hosted several rounds of online content that was promoted to tens of thousands of people in the local area via flyers, social media posts, and newspaper adverts.

Our feedback surveys and an extensive programme of meetings demonstrated strong support from across the community for the LAE’s new home and the associated transformation of this neglected part of Stratford. Ahead of the Planning Committee, 35 residents wrote letters to the LLDC to endorse the plans.

The planning application has also secured a Community Investment Panel, through which local community groups such as Fight for Peace will work with the development team to shape the future of the publicly accessible spaces within Jubilee House.

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