Win a trip to Norway and see your furniture design come to life!
Published Tue 14 May 2024

Hadley Property Group, London-based property developers, McGregor Coxall, landscape and urban design specialists, and the London Legacy Development Corporation are inviting young creatives of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, and Hackney to get involved in our Future Makers Competition for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Norway and see their furniture design come to life at our new site in Stratford.

Located on Stratford High Street and adjacent to the Greenway, the development will deliver a new neighbourhood with affordable homes, community venues, places to eat and drink and green outdoor spaces. Now, we want you to get involved!

Making this project possible is Vestre, a leading sustainable furniture manufacturer in Scandinavia. The three winners will collaborate with Vestre, McGregor Coxall and Hadley’s team to see their furniture design go from concept to product and get an exclusive opportunity to visit Vestre’s state-of-the-art factory in Norway.


We would like you to design a piece of furniture to feature in the outdoor space of our future development. It's up to you what you would like to create! You could design a bench, picnic table, planter or playful feature. Whatever you choose, you can be as creative as you like, using the judging criteria to inform your final design piece.


  • Sustainability: how is your design sustainable? Think material, material sourcing, durability and recyclability.
  • Social Connectivity: how does your design enhance public spaces and encourage social connections?
  • Local Identity: how does your design reflect Stratford’s character and identity?
  • Innovation: how is your design unique and innovative?


  • Must be aged 14-21

  • Must live or attend a school in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest or Hackney

  • If under the age of 18, you must have a nominated chaperone. This can be a parent, guardian or teacher.


  • An explanation of how it meets the judging criteria

  • A minimum of two hand-drawn or digitally rendered images (AI-generated not accepted)

  • Materials to be used

* We want you to present your ideas and creation in a way that’s most suitable for you. You can answer the judging criteria using imagery with prompts or written information. All we ask is that you clearly reflect the vision and principles behind your design.


  • June 2024 - Competition Launch
  • 9 July - Competition Launch Q&A 1
    *An optional online meeting with our team to tell you more about the project and answer any questions. Register here.
  • 15 October - Competition Launch Q&A 2
    *An optional online meeting with our team to tell you more about the project and answer any questions. Register here.
  • 10 January 2025 - Submission Deadline
  • 14 March 2025 - Three Winners Announced
  • April 2025 - Design Workshop
    * In-person workshop for the winning designers with our project team. Confirmed date TBC.
  • July 2025 - Trip to Vestre Factory, Norway
    *To take place in the second half of July. Confirmed date TBC.


To submit your application, please visit the link below to fill in your details and upload your submission materials. If you require any support completing your application or are unable to attend an online webinar, please contact a member of our team at 0800 298 7040 or communities@hadleypropertygroup.com. We want the competition to be as accessible as possible and would be happy to make adjustments to support your application.