How was Stratford before the Olympics?

The history of Stratford’s regeneration starts half a century before the 2012 Olympics, in the 1960s, when homes were built to replace the pre-fab housing that stood on stretches of land that had been left as literal bombsites since the 40s. … The plan worked — today, Stratford is known as ‘the capital of the East’.

Why was Stratford a good place for the Olympics?

It is a global city with a reputation across the world. Its multicultural population meant that all countries would be well supported at the games. Stratford was and still is a deprived area. … during the Games and will benefit from the sports venues, parks and jobs afterwards.

Does regeneration lead to gentrification?

Managing the Potential Undesirable Impacts of Urban Regeneration: Gentrification and Loss of Social Capital. One of the unintended consequences of urban regeneration is gentrification. Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier residents and businesses, with consequent increases in property values …

How much did it cost to build the Olympic Park?

Holding 80,000 for the Olympics and the Paralympics, it re-opened in July 2016 with 66,000 seats, but with capacity for football limited to 60,000 under the terms of the lease.

London Stadium.

Construction
Construction cost £486 million (£679 million in 2021 pounds) £274 million (2013–16 renovations)

How safe is Stratford?

Stratford is safe, with plenty of transport to and from central London: buses, the Underground, the DLR, the Overground and other National Rail trains.

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Is Westfield Stratford bigger?

This is a list of the largest shopping centres in the United Kingdom, listed by retail size in square metres (m2). Only centres with space of 70,000 m2 (750,000 sq ft) or more are listed.

List of shopping centres in the United Kingdom by size.

Rank 4
Shopping Centre Westfield Stratford City
City/Town Stratford, London
Region Greater London
Area (m2) 184,100
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