New pictures show what a 22-storey huge tower block set to be built in a £1 billion London town will look like.
The International Quarter London in Stratford is one of the largest new developments planned for the capital.
Much of the £1.5 billion development in the quarter has already been built, with large public parks, shops, restaurants and offices for companies including Transport for London, charity UNICEF and the British Council.
Hundreds of new homes are also being built in the International Quarter and elsewhere in Stratford as part of a massive redevelopment of the East London town.
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The latest addition to the Newham neighbourhood is the Turing building – a vast skyscraper offering offices, shops and even a roof garden.
The £215 million tower will be one of four massive office blocks to sit in the heart of the International Quarter London.
Put together, the buildings will cover over 1.6 million square feet. The Turing building itself will be 350,000 square feet in size, with work planned to start early this year.
The new buildings will sit near the former Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, near to Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre, schools and public transport. The site was used for 2012’s London Olympics.
The neighbourhood also benefits from the many new schemes built or planned for Olympic Park next to West Ham United’s London stadium.
It includes a BBC studio, a new museum called V&A East and thousands of new homes.
The new Turing Building’s floor-to-ceiling window design was created by award-winning architects Arney Fender Katsalidis, with the block being built by developers Lendlease and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments).
Bek Seely, Lendlease Europe’s development managing director, said that the new building would be a great boost to the East London town.
She said: “The Turing Building will bring market-leading, flexible workspace to Stratford, sitting alongside cultural heavyweights East Bank, University College London and the Here East technology campus.
“Sustainability and innovation are at the core of everything we do, and we will be working closely with CPP Investments and other partners to develop spaces at IQL where businesses can collaborate, create and grow, surrounded by 560 acres of parkland and waterways.”
Tom Jackson, head of UK real estate at CPP, said: “Stratford is one of the city’s fastest growing sub-markets, with fantastic transport links, over 500 acres of green space, Olympic-quality sports facilities and growing culture, leisure and higher education facilities.
“Our partnership with Lendlease forms part of our strategy to align with best-in-class delivery partners and our wider commitment to deliver steady, long-term returns for CPP contributors and beneficiaries.”
The Turing Building is named after Alan Turing, a 20th century mathematician, logician and computer scientist whose ideas led to early versions of modern computers.