Hawkins\Brown and build to rent specialist Get Living London have won planning permission for a residential scheme on the site of the former Olympic Athletes Village.
The scheme replaces a previous consent for the site, granted in 2014, that proposed two towers on top of a 6 storey podium. The new consent also increases the number of flats by 102 compared to the 2014 consent.
The successful application makes substantial improvements to the design and layout of the development, including a landscaped private courtyard, outdoor terraces, ‘Superlobby’ and amenity space for all residents, with flexible areas for socialising, relaxing and a concierge service.
Get Living already has 2,100 private rental homes under management, 1,500 of which are at East Village. The consent increases the total number of homes planned at the former Athletes’ Village to nearly 5,000, according to the planning report presented to the LLDC's planning committee.
“We are delighted that planning consent has been granted for the enhanced proposals. With initially 1,500 homes under our management since late 2013, Get Living has accumulated a keen understanding of the successful aspects of life in East Village. The Build to Rent market has developed parallels with the hospitality sector, with a focus on customer experience and amenity. The approved proposals respond to these learnings and trends, incorporating innovative designs to deliver an enhanced and additional offer at East Village.”
Neil Young CEO, Get Living London