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Olympic Village to offer “the best of city living” after the Games

Olympic Village to offer “the best of city living” after the Games
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24/07/2012

During the London 2012 Olympic Games, it will provide a temporary home for around 17,000 athletes and officials, but once the Games have finished, the Olympic Village will provide a permanent legacy for the whole of London, creating a brand new residentia

Once the athletes have moved out at the end of the Games, the Village will be transformed into 2,818 new homes, including 1,379 affordable homes, providing essential new housing for more than 6,000 people in east London.

The accommodation will range from one-bedroom apartments up to four- and five-bedroom townhouses. Temporary partitions needed during the Games will be removed to form the final living spaces and bedrooms. Kitchens will also be installed, along with new carpets or timber floors.

New parklands, open space, transport links and community facilities will also support the communities that develop in the area after the Games.

These will include Chobham Academy – a world-class new education campus with 1,800 places for students aged 3–19 – and a new health centre, which will provide medical facilities to existing local communities and the residents of the Village after 2012.

“The Village will deliver the best of city living all in one place with high-quality new homes, education and healthcare facilities, new parklands, great transport links, public squares and open space,” said Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), which constructed the Olympic Park, in August 2011.

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