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London, UK

International Quarter London (IQL)

Located at the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the heart of East London’s Stratford, International Quarter London (IQL) is a new mixed-use development and inclusive innovation district. Featuring around 683 apartments as well as retail amenities and the nearby East Bank, visitors can enjoy a collection of parks, canal walks and world-class sports facilities all connected via excellent transport links.

Project at a glance

International Quarter London (IQL)

Completion Date
Expected completion 2030

Project Categories
Development, Construction, Investment

Estimated Value
$5.0 billion

Project Structure
Four future office plots delivered in a 50:50 Joint Venture with CPP Investments

Project Scheme
Office led mixed use scheme delivered in multiple phases, comprising:

  • 239,000 sqm office space
  • 683 apartments
  • 8,000 sqm retail

As at 30 Jun 2022. Estimated project value, details and completion date reported in Lendlease Full Year Results, 30 June 2022. Figures in AUD.

Project vision

IQL is an incredible neighbourhood at the heart of Stratford that brings the best of London together in one place. IQL combines the best of London's culture, entertainment, shops and restaurants with beautiful homes and globally recognised workplaces.

At the heart of a growing inclusive innovation community, IQL is attracting some of the best talent and positioned to tap into the growing science and tech corridor and East London jobs boom.

Stratford has been labelled one of the healthiest workplaces in London by the Centric Lab due to its quality of fresh air and low noise, making it an ideal place to spend time outdoors. There is a genuine sense of excitement around Stratford – of optimism and anticipation about the transformation that is happening and what is yet to come.

This energetic neighbourhood is rich with diversity, room to breathe, and everything at your fingertips - from a shopping destination to the East Bank art and cultural quarter, world leading education facilities including UCL and UAL, all set amongst the legacy of the Olympic facilities.

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Project outcome

As of June 2022, IQL has delivered 97,000 sqm of office space, 333 apartments and 3,000 sqm of retail, with a further 32,000 sqm of office space and 2,000 sqm of retail space in progress. Future phases include another 109,000 sqm of office space, 350 apartments and 4,000 sqm of retail space.

In addition to low carbon emissions, high occupant wellbeing ratings and outstanding sustainability ratings, IQL is focused on empowering the local community to leverage employment and business opportunities generated by the development.

The development has provided 1,333 local jobs and delivered 301 apprenticeships, 36 of which are from the London borough of Newham (as of December 2021). Our partnership with Stratford’s Building Crafts College helps with training the construction industry’s future leaders through ongoing engagement with the college, its students, and staff.

The Pavilion’s green roof terraces contribute to IQL’s biodiversity with native plant species flourishing alongside nesting boxes for bats and birds.

Project highlights

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Alternative ways of working

Providing innovative and comfortable spaces to work outside in amongst nature, like The Living Room.

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The Loneliness Lab

We partnered with the Red Cross and Buro Happold to create an 18-month research programme, The Loneliness Lab, to tackle loneliness in London.

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Awards for sustainable building

Outstanding awards from BREEAM – the world leading authority on sustainable buildings.