Cast your mind back 15 years, to when the section of east London now centred around the former 2012 Olympic Village was dominated by industrial buildings, artist-inhabited old warehouses and neglected high streets.
This area is unrecognisable today, with new flats, Westfield Stratford City shops and pedestrian, cyclist and public transport-focused planning. House prices have been transformed, too – up a staggering 925 per cent in 20 years to just under £500,000.
But, looking ahead, where’s the “next Olympic Village”? A report from New London Architecture looks back over the years since the think tank was founded in 2005, identifies the areas with big plans for the next 15 years and pinpoints 10 zones it expects to see the biggest changes.
Most of London’s major future regeneration zones are in the east and south-east of the capital – outside the centre, in keeping with new coronavirus lifestyles.
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