Three-quarters of the London Olympics Athletes’ Village is now complete, two years since construction work began.
The Athletes’ Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park, will accommodate athletes and officials during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Besides the residential plots, the structure of the new education campus being built in the Village, Chobham Academy, is coming out of the ground with the second floor of the four-storey building now structurally complete.
Earthworks are also now underway on the site of the state-of-the-art new Polyclinic in the Village that will provide healthcare facilities for existing local communities and the new residents that will live in the Village after 2012.
The 11 residential plots in the Athletes’ Village are each made up of 6–8 buildings, built in a rectangular layout around a traditional courtyard area.
The structures of the plots will be completed later in the summer, with the external cladding works well underway and the internal fit-out of the buildings starting. The Athletes’ Village is due for completion in early 2012.
After 2012, the Village will leave a lasting legacy and a new community in east London including:
- 2,818 new homes in legacy including 1,379 affordable homes
- Family housing with nearly 1,000 three and four bed homes
- More than 10ha of new parks and open space
- Chobham Academy, with 1,800 places for students aged 3-19
- Community facilities and healthcare facilities co-located in a four storey 5,000 sq m building with car parking and cycle spaces