MEL Health and Safety Consultants

Stratford City

Client : Waagner Biro & Assmont

At 1.9 million sq ft Westfield Stratford City will be the largest urban shopping centre in Europe and the prestigious gateway to London’s Olympic Park.   An innovative fusion of different brands, experiences and formats will grace the magnificent three-level mall and a beautifully designed lifestyle street. Art and culture will be integral to the experience; from the striking architecture of individual retail districts, to new retail concepts, cultural collaborations, events and installations that will enhance this next generation of retail space.

Westfield Stratford City is set to transform London’s retail landscape and provides the ultimate opportunity for the world’s most stimulating and interesting brands.  As the prestigious gateway to London’s Olympic Park, Stratford City is one of the largest urban regeneration projects ever undertaken in the UK.  The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will focus the world’s attention on Stratford, with significant infrastructure improvements aligned to the Games' immovable deadline now transforming Stratford into one of the best-connected areas in the UK.

Stratford City and the Olympic Park together form a 700-acre development. Westfield Stratford City will be a core component of East London’s Olympic legacy, permanently situated next to the largest urban park created in Europe for over 150 years.  Visit London has forecast that the Olympic Games will contribute an additional £1.3-2.2 billion to London tourism over the period 2007–2017. Located just 20 minutes from central London’s tourism attractions, and at the heart of the Olympic site, Westfield Stratford City is perfectly placed to maximise this incremental tourism opportunity.

M.E.L. (Health & Safety) Consultants Ltd are assisting our clients throughout the installation of the curved roof structure that provides cover to the central area of the shopping complex.  We are providing assistance during the formulation of site documentation and providing inspections during both the day and night shifts at the request of the principal contractor.  M.E.L. are also currently providing health and safety assistance for the construction of the olympic bridge.  The development of the Olympic Bridge subsequently will ensure that M.E.L. will play a significant part in the successful realisation of the 2012 games.