Stratford Plaza, Stratford

BIM-optimised design for Stratford

Stratford Plaza is one of many projects we have developed using Building Information Modelling (BIM), developing a digital representation of physical characteristics of a building and creating a shared knowledge resource for information exchange. From this, we are able to explore alternative concepts, conduct value engineering and optimise our designs.

The original concept by Allies and Morrison was extensively optimised by us in collaboration with Telford Homes. The project involves the redevelopment of a site opposite Stratford station to create a building with 220 apartments over 20 storeys, plus commercial, plant, ancillary and parking areas.

The building envelope comprises the off-site pre-fabrication of repetitive curved facade elements. These are modelled using Level 2 BIM in the design process and the information imported into the fabricator’s format for manufacture. By utilising Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs), we can ensure that our model progresses in a logical manner before it is used by another consultant or subcontractor.

Conventional 2D drawings were derived from model views, allowing accurate depiction of complex geometry and automated co-ordinating and updating of construction drawings.


Client Telford Homes
Location Stratford
Scope 220 homes and 2,000m² commercial space