We're always looking to work more closely with the amazing people that surround us
We deliver a series of programmes to keep in touch with our immediate community and create a maximum positive impact for those around us. In the past we've worked with local primary school students to develop coding skills, partnered up with social enterprise Change Please and sponsored an immersive pop-up art exhibition looking at youth loneliness in London.
We also recently created The Orchard at IQL - an oasis of fruit trees that offer shade and calm to those working and living here - and supported the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance 6-month programme which is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs with everything from creating a business plan to maintaining a healthy work/life balance. These are just some of the ways we're proud to support our local community and benefit those visiting, working and living in IQL.
Change Please at Workable
Launched in 2015, the social enterprise provides jobs, training, and access to housing for those in the local homeless community. Change Please are now serving up lattes, flat whites and americanos to the members of our co-working space, Workable.
Lendlease Challenge 2019
Local students were tasked to come up with an artistic design for the Visitors Centre entrance in the new Pavilion, basing their entries on what Stratford means to them. Right is the winning entry from Chobham Academy students, who the judges felt had responded most closely and accurately to the brief, having also thoroughly researched the history of Stratford and incorporated that into their design.
Creative Wick Music Academy
Creative Wick has set up a music academy to champion young musical talent in the Hackney Wick area. With mentoring from some of Hackney Wick’s best professional musicians, writers, and producers, IQL supports Creative Wick’s objective to facilitate a permanent economy for the culture and creativity in Hackney Wick, Fish Island and the wider East London area.