Collaborative scheme will go on site next summer and be ready for students in 2013

Make has won planning permission for an education building in Stratford.

The building is a collaborative project between the University of East London and Birkbeck, University of London and will also be used by Newham sixth form college.

James Taylor, partner at Make, said: ““This is a real milestone for the project and we are delighted that the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and Newham Borough Council’s planning committees have both granted the planning consent. We are fully behind the regeneration objectives for the area as a whole and we look forward to delivering this fantastic project. 

The Stratford Island University Centre, the working title for the building, will house a range of departments from each university and incorporate flexible teaching and administrative spaces.

A number of social and environmentally sustainable measures are to be incorporated; the site will have a fully landscaped learning garden and proposals include green roofs and photovoltaic panels.

Start on site is likely to be August 2011 with the building completed and operational for the start of the academic term in autumn 2013.