Commercial opportunities

Stratford is one of the best-connected areas of London - fast becoming a hub to work, study and play and The Carpenters sits in the heart of it.

Commercial opportunities at The Carpenters

The Carpenters Estate is right beside Stratford Station, served by ten tube and train links including the brand-new Elizabeth line – taking you from the east end to the west end in less than 15 minutes. All the Capital’s airports are within an hour, even shorter with direct links to London City Airport as well as major railway stations being within 30 minutes reach, transporting visitors and commuters alike across London.

The area is also spoilt for choice when it comes to sporting facilities. Specialist, world-class venues include the London Aquatics Centre, London Olympic Stadium, and Queen Elizabeth Park. Newham also boasts Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, with over 350 shops and restaurants (and London’s biggest casino). Stratford will also be home to new museum from the V&A, a 550-seat theatre for Sadler’s Wells and a brand new campus for UAL’s London College of Fashion. 

The commercial elements of the masterplan aim to nurture and grow a collaborative, cultural and community focused collective of businesses. With over 10,000sqm of commercial space including a new building crafts college, cafes, restaurants, shops, work spaces and more.

The non-residential proposals are intended to reflect the heritage of learning, specialist skills and craftmanship that exist on the estate already to provide an area of distinctive character and activity. Employment opportunities could include dedicated maker-spaces, artists’ studios, co-working spaces, as well as flexible office space.

  • Create access to opportunities for cultural, commercial and sporting opportunities for residents.
  • Celebrate the legacy of the estate and provide a centre of excellence for education, learning of skills, craftmanship and traditional making techniques.
  • Provide purposefully designed, flexible, mixed-use spaces.
  • The Carpenters Estate will be a place to kick start ideas for local businesses, and a place that will partner with local manufacturers and producers.

Opportunities for Retail

With 30,000 sqm of commercial space, explore new retail opportunities on The Carpenters Estate.

Places to Eat and Drink

Stratford is well known for being a foodie hotspot with something to suit everyone's taste and pocket.