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Study Tour: East Village, Stratford – Liveable Neighbourhood and Design Coding

East Village is a new mixed use urban neighbourhood at the Olympic Park in Stratford, London. Starting life as athlete’s housing during the 2012 Olympic Games, the wider site is being built out to a masterplan and design code. This study tour will give attendees a chance to visit an exemplary high density, sustainable and green neighbourhood, and explore the process of design coding from masterplan to delivery. It will include presentations from the design team and planning authority followed by a guided tour of the site. 

This study tour will bring together Kent Design and Design Surrey for the first time, to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration across the counties. The tour will last a half day and is accessible by train, tube or car. 


  • Explore the principles for delivering a successful high density neighbourhood. 
  • Recognise the challenges of delivering a long-term masterplan on a large, complex site. 
  • Understand the role of design codes in East Village and the lessons learned by the design team. 

Further details on the location will be available soon.

Speakers include:

Bob Allies, Partner, Allies & Morrison
Jonathan Kendall, Urban Design Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects
Stina Hokby, Associate Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Sara Dawes, Principal Planning Development Manager, London Legacy Development Corporation

The Study Tour will include:

  • a tour of an exemplary development
  • guest speaker talks
  • Q&A / discussions and lessons learned
  • a members only online resource library

Key details:

  • Date: Thursday 28th April 2022
  • Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Location:  East Village – Stratford, London

What’s included: Tour guides/guest speakers, supporting materials & refreshments.

Not included: Transport to/from London Stratford/Stratford International (or any other route or means of travel). Parking fees/charges (for those who prefer to drive to a connecting railway station or car park/parking meter near the site visit). Lunch is also not included – there is a selection of local cafes and outlets.

Booking details

Kent Design members:

3 places for each member organisation (£85.50+VAT per additional place).
For a members free booking code please check with your Key Contact or email us at:

Non-members: £95.00 pp + VAT. 

Please note: Initially all 2021/22 events were delivered online due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. As restrictions are now relaxed, we will be able to host this event on-site.

The following organisations will be attending:

Ashford Borough Council / Barratt David Wilson Homes / BPTW / Brighton & Hove City Council / City Designer / Clague Architects LLP / Corstorphine & Wright / Dover District Council / Duchy of Cornwall / Epsom & Ewell Borough Council / Folkestone & Hythe District Council / Goldstein Ween Architects / Gravesham Borough Council / Maidstone Borough Council / Medway Council / Millwood Designer Homes / Phil Jones Associates / Pollard Thomas Edwards / Purcell Architecture Ltd / Robin Buckle Urban Design / Spelthorne Borough Council / Stockwool / Surrey County Council / Swale Borough Council / The Townscape Consultancy / Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council / Tunbridge Wells Borough Council / Turley / Waverley Borough Council / Woking Borough Council



Image credit: SE9 London via Flickr

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