East Wick + Sweetwater

Places for People and Balfour Beatty Investments

Sheppard Robson and Studio Egret West (masterplanners), Shedkm, Piercy&Co, WRAP and astudio

East Wick and Sweetwater (EW+S) is a Joint Venture between Places for People and Balfour Beatty Investments, in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

Over its lifetime, EW+S will bring new schools, nurseries and community spaces to the area, as well as creating a strong residential community with over 1,850 new homes. The ambition is to create an eclectic and thriving neighbourhood with people at its heart. EW+S is being built over an area of brownfield land that once had industrial use. It is now a growing residential district, seamlessly connecting Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with Hackney Wick & Fish Island, cementing its place in the legacy of the London 2012 Games. The first phase of development is complete, providing 302 new homes, a nursery and a local Co-op branch, whilst Clarnico Club, a multi-purpose marketing and social hub with a café and flexible event space, serves as the beating heart of the new neighbourhood. Planning approval for the next five phases of development was granted in December 2021 and January 2022. These phases will provide 1,557 new homes, of which 502 will be affordable. These phases will also see 802 sq m of new employment and retail space created alongside more than 1,200 cycle spaces, encouraging sustainable methods of transport. More than four acres of new, multifunctional open space, including a green roof, doorstep play areas, a garden square and outdoor play areas will also be created. EW+S will be developed over the next ten years.