• Client: Network Rail
  • Service:
    • Masterplanning & Estates
  • Specialism:
    • Regenerative Business & Design
  • Sector:
    • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Status: Ongoing
Bow Goods Yard, vision illustration courtesy of Maccreanor Lavington

Useful Projects has been working as part of an industry-leading design team to develop a regenerative masterplan for Bow Goods Yard (BGY), one of the last remaining industrial sites in the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) area.

As Sustainability Consultants, we are advising on sustainable decision making throughout the emerging masterplan design, located across 30 acres of brownfield land in Stratford.

Strategic industrial land

We have developed a value appraisal system that tests emerging masterplan options against human, natural, social, and produced capital following the Construction Value Toolkit.

Our regenerative vision for the project will drive positive gains for the environment and local community, supported by strategies on whole life carbon emissions, low energy measures, nature recovery corridors, local needs review, and social value plan.

As one of the largest strategic railheads for the Capital, BGY has the potential to deliver a sustainable transport network for East London through rail-fed warehousing with an integrated last-mile logistics hub to serve Greater London.  This could significantly reduce HGV journeys across London, delivering a lower carbon footprint and easing congestion.

The project involves creation of largest state-of-the-art freight and last-mile logistics hub, alongside delivering homes, a workspace campus, and open space. BGY will connect the surrounding communities of Pudding Mill, Fish Island, and Strand East with natural pockets, such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the River Lea, and Greenway to enhance the area’s biodiversity.

Image courtesy of Maccreanor Lavington.

Bow Good Yard regenerative framework diagram
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