Poland House London 2020–

The scheme creates 37 student flats (282 study bedrooms) together with facilities for the wider community, significant public realm improvements and a south-facing garden.

The site is close to the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London in a neighbourhood which has undergone significant regeneration over the past decade.

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    The new building consists of four interlocking blocks, ranging in height from 8 to 12 storeys. The silhouette mimics the varied height of existing buildings on the south side of Stratford High Street
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    Vaulted entrance arcade with a glimpse through to the garden beyond
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    Entrance to community space with arcade and main entrance on the right
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    Wider north-west facing Stratford High Street elevation
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    Arcade and entrance on Stratford High Street
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    A glazed screen and activity inside brings life to the street
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    South east garden elevation in context with a backdrop of taller buildings on the north side of the street overlooking the Olympic Park
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    Arch to parking & service yard on Stratford High Street
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    Typical Floor Plan
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    Looking south west along the arcade on Stratford High Street
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    Entrance Foyer
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    Community space looking towards the garden with the new pocket park visible through the window on the left
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    Wormseye axonometric view of central staircase
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    Cross section
  • 9_2001_P_306_P2.jpg
    Long section
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    Study bedroom
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    Model of study bedroom


  • Appointment: 2020
  • Construction start: 2022
  • Area: 9540m2m2
  • Sustainable credentials: Anticipated sitewide carbon reduction. 28.7 kgCO2/m2.annum Development Emission Rate: 281 tCO2/year, based on indicative Building Regulations Part L2A 2013 assessments, utilising SAP10 carbon factors.
  • Form of contract: Two Stage Tender Design & Build
  • Client: Curlew Capital
  • Architect: Henley Halebrown
  • Structural Engineer: Cambria
  • Services Engineer: Hoare Lea
  • Planning Consultant: Knight Frank
  • Landscape Architect: Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rhomco
  • Principle Designer: Rhomco
  • CDM Adviser: Rhomco
  • Acoustic Consultant: Hoare Lea
  • Transport Consultant: RHDHV
  • Student Accommodation Needs Assessment: Knight Frank
  • Ecology Consultant: Green Shoots Ecology
  • Daylight & Sunlight Consultant: Point2
  • Construction Waste Management Plan: Rhomco
  • Breeam: Ensphere
  • Sustainability and Energy Statement: Hoare Lea
  • Air Quality Assessment: Hoare Lea
  • Wind Microclimate Consultant: RWDI
  • Approved Inspectors: ACT
  • Statement of Community Involvement: London Communications Agency
  • Main Contractor: Osborne


  • Poland House in Architects' Journal (March 2021)
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