The development of 850 homes, with community facilities and shops, is being built between East Village and Lee Valley VeloPark. The first phase has 259 properties – a mixture of apartments and various sized homes.
A specialist ground survey team had to declare each area free of unexploded World War II ordnance before each pile was sunk.
Taylor Wimpey operations manager Martin Bates said: “This is an extremely large-scale project requiring an enormous amount of scheduling and planning. It was also necessary to ensure that any environmental noise from the piling activities was kept to a minimum. Aarsleff’s experience of working on such projects, as well as having the suitable rigs necessary to minimise noise made them a good choice.”
Aarsleff managing director Chris Primett said: “To be a part of this exciting regeneration project on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with views of venues such as the Velodrome is a privilege for Aarsleff. This is a long-term project lasting several years and we look forward to continuing our association commencing with the second phase, which is due to start work December of this year.”