Waugh Thistleton Architects

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RIBA workstages

Planning to Completion

Tasked with attracting creative businesses to the former industrial landscape south of the Olympic Park in Stratford, we are producing a cluster of unique offices and workspaces to form Dane's Yard: the commercial element of this major regeneration project, which includes over 1,200 new homes.


For the project we used a variety of traditional and large timber structural methods to both refurbish existing historic buildings, and create new structures to sit alongside them – including pure CLT, a combination of glulam and CLT and a CLT and steel hybrid structure.

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Section of 3 Sugar House Lane. Yellow indicates CLT addition to existing structure


In line with the existing industrial character of the site, the new buildings are low-rise, with clear forms, and whilst the use of brickwork was key in creating a site-wide vernacular, we used variations in colour and detailing to create character and interest between each one. Exposed timber is used throughout to promote a healthy and comfortable work environment.


Lanes between the buildings frame views of the river and reinforce links to the public domain, while the varied internal and external meeting spaces form a connected, community-based hub for young creative businesses.