The Poem


VolkerFitzpatrick registered their University Square Stratford project with the Scheme back in 2011. This is a new five-storey concrete frame construction providing educational support services for University of East London/Birkbeck College situated adjacent to the transport hub for Stratford station/Westfield/Olympic Park. The project recently finished but in the two years that it was under construction, the site focused its efforts on ensuring it developed a relationship with its community.

One such way the site was able to communicate with the community was through local resident liaison contact Rosemond Isiodu, a neighbour who they were able to speak with to discuss the project.

Towards the end of the two years, just before VolkerFitzpatrick completed the project, Rosemond was invited to take a final walk around the site. Not only was Rosemond delighted to see the finished building but she also wrote a poem to everyone on site which thanked them for their consideration and care for the community.

VolkerFitzpatrick kindly shared the poem with the Scheme which you can read by clicking here.