As a building geek I make sure that when I go away, I take note of the local architecture.
In early July 2021 I visited Stratford and took the DLR into the Royal Docks.
The area has been on a 50 year regeneration from contaminated land through to £1 million apartments.
The village I visited had it all. 9 storey apartment blocks, faced with brick and steel. Schools, shops and an amazing gym and pool. Simple, mixing the homelife with leisure and fun.
The area is linked with over ground, london airport and the Thames ferry.
If your like me, and a building geek please visit the area and bring the ideas and concepts back to your home towns.