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Athletes Village

Welcome to Athletes Village

The Athletes Village is one of the most significant new urban developments in the UK and its’ rapid development over the next few years will receive worldwide attention.

It is in fact part of a much wider regeneration project – the Startford City Masterplan – a blueprint for a huge new piece of City in East London.



The Athletes Village development is publicly owned with investment from the Olympic budget. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is overseeing the delivery of Athletes Village with property group Lend Lease, together with its construction arm, Bovis Lend Lease, appointed as the development and construction manager.

In the short term, the Athletes Village will provide thousands of beds for athletes and officials during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. After the games, it will transform into a lively residential community featuring an Education Academy, community and healthcare facilities, and swathes of parks and open spaces all located within a short train journey to central London. It also sits adjacent to the future facilities of the Olympic Park and a major new retail development.


Phase one (pre-2012) will deliver:

  • Up to 2818 homes (with 1379 of these affordable).
  • A new education Academy campus catering for 1,800 students between the ages of three and 18, through connecting nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form places, and adult learning facilities.
  • Over ten hectares of open space, including five parks, public squares, tree-lined streets, communal gardens with safe and exciting play areas, courtyards and roof gardens.
  • Transport facilities including new bus routes, more than 2,500 new parking spaces, safe roads, cycle and pedestrian routes. These services will add to the existing Central, Jubilee and DLR lines that currently service Stratford.
  • Global connections will be provided through the nearby Stratford International Station with access to London City, Stansted and Gatwick airports, while Crossrail promises
    a direct connection to Heathrow.

The Athletes Village will be converted into its legacy condition with residents who have bought or rented homes moving in during 2013.

From 2013 onwards, the development will be extended to include more homes, a health centre offering GP and community health services, and a locally owned and run community centre.

The development will provide a lasting legacy of regeneration benefits for East London that will enable wealth to be created and retained within the area for generations to come.


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