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First phase home development at Chobham Manor in London approved

29 Jan 2014 (Last Updated January 29th, 2014 18:30)

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has secured approval for the first phase of homes at Chobham Manor, which is the first of five new neighbourhoods to be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Chobham Manor

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has secured approval for the first phase of homes at Chobham Manor, which is the first of five new neighbourhoods to be built at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Chobham Manor development will be located between the East Village and the Lee Valley VeloPark and will feature a mix of one to five-bedroom apartments and houses.

In August 2012, LLDC selected London & Quadrant (L&Q) and the UK homebuilder Taylor Wimpey to develop Chobham Manor.

"We are firmly on track to deliver a new heart for East London."

Work is due to commence on the first phase of the new neighbourhood, which will also feature tree-lined avenues and green landscaped areas.

Chobham Manor forms part of the legacy communities scheme, a park-wide master plan for five new neighbourhoods with up to 6,800 new homes.

The 9.3ha Chobham Manor site will include around 850 homes, leisure facilities, play areas, schools, community spaces, health centres and shops.

About 75% of the 259 houses will be family homes with three or more bedrooms and 28% of will be made affordable.

The first phase of building will also include retail space, play areas and communal gardens.

LLDC chief executive Dennis Hone said: "The prospect of the first residents of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park moving in as early as 2015 is an exciting one and, together with the opening of the south of the Park on 5 April and the vision of a new cultural and educational quarter in development, we are firmly on track to deliver a new heart for East London."


Image: Chobham Manor will be located in the north of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between East Village and Lee Valley VeloPark. Photo: courtesy of London Legacy Development Corporation.