Lend Lease begins work on Olympic Park homes in London
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Lend Lease begins work on Olympic Park homes in London

09 Jan 2014

Sustainable features of the project include green roofs, which will absorb rainwater and provide insulation.

New homes

Property and infrastructure group Lend Lease has started construction work on two apartment blocks, which will overlook the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

The residential development, Glasshouse Gardens, will feature more than 300 new homes that will range from one to three-bedroom apartments with private outdoor space.

Glasshouse Gardens forms part of the International Quarter, a joint venture between Lend Lease and London Continental Railways (LCR), to deliver a £1.3bn commercial and residential development in Stratford.

Sustainable features of the project include green roofs, which will absorb rainwater and provide insulation.

Each apartment will be built with the aim of maximising natural light and air through the individual outdoor spaces.

Lend Lease project director Kristy Lansdown said residents will be able to enjoy views of the London skyline and will benefit from the transport network put in place for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

"Glasshouse Gardens will offer residents a unique opportunity to live amongst, and make use of, some of the world’s most elite sporting facilities where the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were held," Lansdown said.

Glasshouse Gardens will form part of a pipeline of over 3,500 new homes which Lend Lease is currently delivering in Central London.

The company has already started work on another regeneration site in London at Elephant and Castle.

The £1.5bn regeneration will deliver 3,000 new homes and 160,000ft² of retail space as well as commercial and leisure space over the next ten years.

In 2013, Lend Lease also won planning permission for two new sites at Battersea featuring 200 units at Cobalt Place and Victoria Drive respectively.


Image: Glasshouse Gardens will feature more than 300 new homes. Photo: courtesy of Lend Lease.