East Village Facts
September 17, 2012
East Village will soon become London’s newest neighbourhood. With lush wetlands, fully grown trees and fabulous flowers and fauna it will seem like it has been about for years. Nearby are a large of number of amenities and East Village will also feature a school, a community centre, a medical centre and world class sporting facilities.
East Village is not just big news because it is the legacy left behind by the London 2012 games but because it is one of the largest institutional investment developments undertaken in the UK and will be used as a litmus test as to how well institutional investment will fare in the UK market, specifically to help overcome the problem of a lack of housing with in the capital.
To mark the start of the transition from Olympic Village to East Village we have put together a blog highlighting some interesting facts about East Village and what it will offer to it’s future residents:
- East Village is one of the best connected places in London – Central, Jubilee, DLR, London Overground, National Express, Stratford International & Crossrail (2018)
- East Village has 27 hectares of land (equivalent to St James’ Park) including 5 park areas, public squares, communal gardens, play areas and courtyards
- The Wetlands is a 6 acre, 7.5 million litre, area of East Village that has been designed as a habitat for native biodiversity
- 3,000 new trees have been planted and East Village features an orchard with fruit that residents will be encouraged to pick. There will be four types of Bramley apple trees, as well as cooking apple, plum and pear trees
- East Village has fantastic views of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, greater Stratford, Canary Wharf and London city centre
- East Village has 2,818 homes designed to the highest environmental and space standards by 16 world renowned architects
- East Village has 11 developments individually designed to provide character and choice of accommodation
- London’s 3rd largest park (the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park), the largest park created in Europe for 150 years, neighbours East Village
- The homes have been designed to the Lifetime Homes standard which means corridors and doors are wide enough for wheelchairs and can be readily adapted if residents have accessibility issues