Olympic Legacy homes plan approved
Outline planning permission has been granted to the redevelopment of the Olympic Park in London, reports constructionenquirer.com.
The approved scheme, which will see Olympic Park renamed to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, sees five neighbourhoods, new schools, nurseries and other builds earmarked for construction in the area.
Good news for the UK construction industry
As well as creating 2,500 construction jobs, the scheme will provide 6,800 homes across the neighbourhood, covering 158 acres of the 558 acre park. While exact details of the build have not been made available, the use of green services like wall cladding could be on the cards in a bid to keep the houses as energy efficient as possible.
The new schools, nurseries, community spaces and health centres will additionally serve existing residents of East London.
One of the most important regeneration projects in London’s history
Daniel Moylan, LLDC Chair, commented on the build to architectsjournal.co.uk:
“We are delighted with the decision to approve our planning application for one of the most important regeneration projects in London’s history. These five neighbourhoods will stitch together the surrounding communities of a formerly isolated area through new homes, schools, shops, parks, infrastructure and jobs.”
“London is already further ahead in planning legacy than any previous than any previous host Olympic City and now, after three years of intensive planning, we can begin to build the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s first neighbourhood once the 2012 Games finish,” he added.