Westfield – Stratford City

Client :


Industry :

1.9 million sq ft retail and leisure destination - the largest urban shopping centre in Europe

Project Type:

Retail led mixed-use urban regeneration project

Project Size :

£1.45 billion investment by Westfield, 700 acre development site comprising Stratford City and London's Olympic Park. Brandclad Approx Contract Value £600,000


Stratford City and the Olympic Park together form a 700-acre development. Seventy per cent of spectators will pass through Westfield Stratford City en route to the Olympic Park Games venues, and Visit London has forecast that the London 2012 Games will contribute an additional £1.3-2.2 billion to London tourism over the period 2007-2017. Located just 20 minutes from central London's tourism attractions, and at the heart of the Olympic site, Westfield Stratford City is perfectly placed to maximise this expanding tourism opportunity and provide a much needed new commercial, shopping and entertainment district for the area.

Westfield Stratford City neighbours the Park and will be a core component of the lasting benefits delivered for East London by the London 2012 Games. After the 2012 Games, the Olympic Park will be renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the development of the site taking place over the next 25 years. From 2013 onwards, parts of the Park and the five permanent 2012 Games sporting venues will begin to reopen alongside the construction of up to 11,000 new homes and community facilities, with a particular focus on the creation of family neighbourhoods. These long-term plans will help stitch together the area's communities through new transport connections, create commercial and job opportunities, and ensure that the 2012 Games venues provide a lasting sporting legacy.

Project Details:

Brandclad Ltd designed and installed the composite roof and some composite wall cladding to Building M4 of the Westfield development which will house the operations of Vue Cinemas at Stratford City. Brandclad also designed, supplied and installed all of the secondary steelwork to these buildings.

This was a logistically challenging project as all of our works were carried our on the top storey of this building in the centre of the development. Steelwork was installed from cherry pickers that were lifted up onto the floor below roof level and also utilised a Unic spider crane which was also lifted up onto the top storey. Brandclad seamlessly integrated into Westfield’s logistics procedures, vitally important on a project of this magnitude (Stratford City alone), which is also subject to the constraints of being set within the Olympic Park.