International Quarter London (IQL), a joint venture between Lendlease and LCR, has ‘topped out’ on the pavilion at the heart of the 22-acre development in Stratford
The landmark building was designed by ACME and made almost entirely from cross and glue-laminated timber. It has taken shape at a rapid pace since the project broke ground in February earlier this year and has now reached its highest point.
The frame began arriving on-site during the summer, and took only 14 weeks to be assembled, with every piece arriving ready to be slotted into place in an organised and efficient manner.
According to IQL, the pavilion will be an extension of the public realm, with its amphitheatre appearance encouraging visitors to pause and dwell in the area and watch the ongoing activities in Endeavour Square.
The development is located between the Olympic Park and Westfield, and when complete, the 10,000 sq. ft. pavilion will accommodate restaurants across the ground and first floors and a rooftop terrace and bar will provide views across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park towards the London skyline.
Andrew Tobin, project director of IQL, Lendlease said: “We’re very proud to be able to bring this innovative building to Stratford, and of the part it will play in bringing our local communities within IQL and the wider area together.
“We’re also looking forward to announcing more details in due course regarding the dining experience that will be available within this remarkable space.
“The pavilion is also being marketed as one of a clutch of ‘third space’ locations across IQL. It will soon become home to roughly 25,000 workers and will provide opportunities for people ‘to work outside the traditional confines of the office’.