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Developers sought to build new homes at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London

17 Nov 2013 (Last Updated November 17th, 2013 18:30)

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has invited proposals for the next phase development of new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the UK.

Sweetwater

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has invited proposals for the next phase development of new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the UK.

Bidders are being invited to deliver two new communities at East Wick and Sweetwater, planned to be built on the western edge of the park.

Both the neighbourhoods will feature around 1,500 new homes, including private rented housing and affordable homes, employment space, two new primary schools, nurseries and a health centre.

East Wick will be the larger of the two developments, featuring 870 homes, townhouses, mews, studios and flats.

Plans for the East Wick site also include 91,000m² of residential space, 5,300m² of employment space, 5,600m² of community space and 4,700m² of retail and leisure space.

Sweetwater will feature 650 new homes, studios, flats and family homes with private gardens.

Plans for the Sweetwater site also include 67,700m² of residential space, 1,000m² of employment space, 8,400m² of community space and 2,500m² of retail space.

LLDC said the development partner could be a developer or consortium between developers, house builders, contractors, investors, registered providers and/or specialist private rented housing providers.

LLDC chief executive Dennis Hone said, "This is the next stage in the transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and an exciting opportunity for a development partner to create two high quality new neighbourhoods."

First residents are anticipated to move into the new homes at the end of 2016, while the development is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

Overall developments in the Olympic Park are planned to create 6,800 homes across five new neighbourhoods.

The call for developers for East Wick and Sweetwater follows the submission of the reserved matters planning application for the first phase of homes to be constructed at Chobham Manor, which is planned to commence in 2014.


Image: Sweetwater at street level. Photo: Courtesy of London Legacy Development Corporation.