CLOSED: Queen Mary University Mile End Campus - Supplementary Planning Document

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This initial stage of the consultation has concluded. 

Haworth Tompkins are working on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to develop a new masterplan for the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) campus in Mile End. This is intended to guide the growth ambitions of the university and to ensure that this growth is aligned to the interests of the local community. It will also take into consideration the area surrounding the campus, including the campus’ relationship to the Mile End Hospital, Regents Canal and Mile End Park.

The masterplan will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which will provide material weight in future planning decisions and provide a management process for the future development of the campus.


This map shows the area that will be covered by the SPD


Objectives of the SPD

In order to support the sustainable expansion of the university, it will be the aim of the SPD to achieve the objectives as they are set out below.

QMUL’s role in the borough

  • Enable the expansion of the university and enhance the role of QMUL in the borough’s education, employment and community provision.

Community cohesion

  • Enable the university to forge better relationships with neighbouring communities through the creation of a broad range of public benefits set across the campus for local communities to enjoy and benefit from.

Health and well-being

  • Improve health and well-being for students, staff and the local community.

Built heritage and townscape

  • Protect and better reveal built heritage assets on and off the campus; enhance the university’s relationship to Regent’s Canal and Mile End Park; and ensure new development is beneficial to local townscape views.

Campus spaces and places

  • Improve the general legibility of the campus site for all; provide a high quality and consistent approach to the treatment of the public realm; and support the delivery of successful places.

Accessibility and integration

  • Improve the physical integration the campus to its surroundings, including Mile End Park, and ensure that development accords with best practice principles in relation to inclusive design.
  • Safeguard future opportunities for improved connectivity to the Mile End Hospital site, including potential development opportunities each side of the respective boundary.

Environment

  • Enhance the environmental credentials of the operation of the campus, including better energy and water use; enhanced biodiversity; and best practice management of waste.
  • Support QMUL to contribute towards meeting the Tower Hamlets Carbon Neutral by 2030 target.

Sustainable transport

  • Support the delivery a sustainable transport network through rationalising and reducing service deliveries especially by motor vehicle; and improve facilities/opportunities for walking and cycling.

Implementation

  • Manage the phased expansion of the campus ensuring that adverse impacts can be adequately mitigated, and the appropriate scale of public benefits are delivered, in connection with scale and ambition QMUL hold for the campus.


Have your say

Please take this opportunity to share your views on what you would like to see delivered as part of the masterplan by joining the discussion below.

Haworth Tompkins are working on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to develop a new masterplan for the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) campus in Mile End. This is intended to guide the growth ambitions of the university and to ensure that this growth is aligned to the interests of the local community. It will also take into consideration the area surrounding the campus, including the campus’ relationship to the Mile End Hospital, Regents Canal and Mile End Park.

The masterplan will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which will provide material weight in future planning decisions and provide a management process for the future development of the campus.


This map shows the area that will be covered by the SPD


Objectives of the SPD

In order to support the sustainable expansion of the university, it will be the aim of the SPD to achieve the objectives as they are set out below.

QMUL’s role in the borough

  • Enable the expansion of the university and enhance the role of QMUL in the borough’s education, employment and community provision.

Community cohesion

  • Enable the university to forge better relationships with neighbouring communities through the creation of a broad range of public benefits set across the campus for local communities to enjoy and benefit from.

Health and well-being

  • Improve health and well-being for students, staff and the local community.

Built heritage and townscape

  • Protect and better reveal built heritage assets on and off the campus; enhance the university’s relationship to Regent’s Canal and Mile End Park; and ensure new development is beneficial to local townscape views.

Campus spaces and places

  • Improve the general legibility of the campus site for all; provide a high quality and consistent approach to the treatment of the public realm; and support the delivery of successful places.

Accessibility and integration

  • Improve the physical integration the campus to its surroundings, including Mile End Park, and ensure that development accords with best practice principles in relation to inclusive design.
  • Safeguard future opportunities for improved connectivity to the Mile End Hospital site, including potential development opportunities each side of the respective boundary.

Environment

  • Enhance the environmental credentials of the operation of the campus, including better energy and water use; enhanced biodiversity; and best practice management of waste.
  • Support QMUL to contribute towards meeting the Tower Hamlets Carbon Neutral by 2030 target.

Sustainable transport

  • Support the delivery a sustainable transport network through rationalising and reducing service deliveries especially by motor vehicle; and improve facilities/opportunities for walking and cycling.

Implementation

  • Manage the phased expansion of the campus ensuring that adverse impacts can be adequately mitigated, and the appropriate scale of public benefits are delivered, in connection with scale and ambition QMUL hold for the campus.


Have your say

Please take this opportunity to share your views on what you would like to see delivered as part of the masterplan by joining the discussion below.