Taylor Wimpey and L&Q to construct first Olympic neighbourhood

5 August 2012 (Last Updated August 5th, 2012 18:30)

UK based homebuilder Taylor Wimpey and London & Quadrant (L&Q) have been selected by The London Legacy Development (LLDC) to develop the first of five new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

First Olympic neighbourhood

UK-based homebuilder Taylor Wimpey and London & Quadrant (L&Q) have been selected by The London Legacy Development (LLDC) to develop the first of five new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The first neighbourhood, known as Chobham Manor, will be situated between the Athletes’ Village and the Lee Valley VeloPark and will feature 870 homes.

Chobham Manor will reuse infrastructure like heating, telecoms and broadband networks developed for the 2012 London Olympics .

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

L&Q chief executive David Montague said that the development will create quality homes in a family-orientated community in the Olympic Park, over 75% comprising three or more bedrooms.

"Our plans for Chobham Manor will help to ensure that there is a strong legacy of quality housing for Stratford following the Games, which will include affordable homes available to local families to rent or buy," Montague said.

The development will also include a walk-in health centre, two nurseries, community space and local retail, as well as provision of easy access to nearby Chobham Academy.

Work on Chobham Manor will start in October 2012 and the first homes are anticipated to be ready by 2014.

Construction firm BAM has already completed Chobham Academy on the site, which will become operational after the Olympics.

In June 2012, LLDC secured outline planning approval from Olympic Delivery Authority’s Planning Committee to build 6,800 homes across five new neighbourhoods, including Chobham Manor.


Image: Chobham Manor site will feature leisure facilities, play areas, schools, community spaces, health centres and shops. Photo: The London Legacy Development Corporation.