ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: “These new images show the good progress being made in design and construction work on the Olympic Village to help maintain the momentum of this huge project."
Work began in June on the permanent foundations for the first blocks of the Village. More than 300 construction workers are now on site carrying out piling works - inserting concrete columns into the soil to reinforce the ground where the first blocks of the Village will sit. Piling works have been completed on the first block of the Village, with work underway on further blocks.
A selection of leading architects are now in place for all residential plots in the Village. The latest designs published today show the residential schemes as well as the courtyard areas, pedestrian walkways and new open spaces that will be created in the Athletes’ Village. Planning permission has recently been secured for the first three residential schemes, with favourable comments received about the high level of architectural quality.
ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: “These new images show the good progress being made in design and construction work on the Olympic Village to help maintain the momentum of this huge project. The Village will be one of the strongest legacies from the Games, delivering quality new homes for Londoners, many of which will be affordable, together with new parks, public squares and community facilities. This will be a world-class development and the involvement of some of Europe’s most talented architects and landscape designers will ensure design excellence continues to play an essential role in the delivery of this project.”
The Athletes’ Village will accommodate athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. After 2012, it will leave the legacy of new homes, many of which will be affordable, together with new parks, public squares and open space; an Academy education campus for all ages; multi-use community facilities; and new infrastructure to connect the new communities with the Olympic Park, one of the largest new urban parks in Europe for 150 years.
For more information, please visit the official website at www.london2012.com.