Leading co-living developer The Collective’s has been granted planning permission to transform an unused commercial site on Stratford High Street into a 22-storey scheme with 287 short-stay co-living rooms, a community space for local residents, businesses and charities, a shared cinema, restaurant, gym and outdoor terraces, and 7,700 sq ft of workspace and co-working space for small businesses and local entrepreneurs.

There will also 155 jobs created through the new hotel and employment space.

The project is part of a wider vision for Stratford to be a community, culture and enterprise hub to attract dynamic and creative visitors to the area.

As well as this approval in Stratford, The Collective secured consent for five similar schemes in London last year, and one in Chicago.

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