Plans for first post-London 2012 neighbourhood on Olympic Park unveiled
Saturday, 14 July 2012
July 14 – Plans for the first neighbourhood on the Olympic Park in Stratford following London 2012 have been unveiled with East Village set to be ready for residents to move into from next year.
East Village (pictured top), which features the postcode E20, was unveiled by QDD, the joint venture from Qatari Diar Real Estate Development Company and Delancey, and Triathlon Homes, who will be creating housing in the area following the Olympics and Paralympics.
The new neighbourhood will initially deliver 2,818 new homes made up of 1,439 private homes and 1,379 affordable homes while the East Village area will be created by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
The new neighbourhood will be one of the capital's best-connected areas due to the transport infrastructure in place for London 2012.
"East Village will be a place for everybody to enjoy the best of city living; new homes will be joined by first class education, outstanding sports and leisure facilities, local shops, cafes and restaurants, and unrivalled connections to the rest of the capital, said QDD spokesperson Stuart Corbyn.
"This will be one of the most exciting places to live in London."
Elliot Lipton, the director of Triathlon Homes, was equally delighted: "Our vision is to deliver a neighbourhood that provides the very best quality homes and services to its residents and one which fosters a welcoming, inclusive, safe and vibrant community.
"The East Village is at the heart of the wider transformation of East London."
Once completed, East Village will offer a choice of one to four-bedroom apartments and townhouses while over 30 local shops, cafes and restaurants will be in close proximity, along with Westfield Stratford City (pictured above), Europe's largest shopping centre.
"The East Village will become a significant new community within London, surrounded by world-class sports venues, enviable shopping facilities and excellent transport links," said ODA director of property Ralph Luck.
"A key part of the Games Bid was to create a lasting residential legacy and the ODA is delivering on that commitment as part of the sale of the Village to QDD and Triathlon, with the naming of the neighbourhood as the first major step in bringing identity to this thriving new destination and establishing it as the place of choice to live in London."
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