The latest addition to the former Olympic Athletes’ Village, now East Village, is this flagship project providing 524 apartments for the build to rent market. Generous, shared amenity and commercial space encourages social interaction between residents, providing a chance for community to flourish.
The London Legacy Development Corporation granted planning permission for our new component in May 2017.
524 new rental homes epitomise the latest design thinking in the Build to Rent market, alongside shared social facilities and the provision of new commercial space, all part of the post-Olympic legacy.
Get Living’s London portfolio includes over 1,400 build to rent homes at East Village. The area has now been transformed into a destination neighbourhood, with carefully curated social infrastructure and more than 25 independent shops, bars and restaurants.
Hawkins\Brown’s design focuses on a socially unified building, to encourage interaction between residents and promote extended tenancies. Two towers, at 26 and 31 storeys, and two ten-storey pavilions have been merged into a single organism connected by a high level inhabited skybridge. The skybridge layer provides generous shared amenity space, which includes communal dining, screening room, wellness studio, meeting space and informal working – which in turn opens out onto two generous roof gardens with fantastic views over the Queen Elizabeth Park and the Village. The amenity layer forms the beating heart of the building and every apartment is connected to it via a single internal lift journey.
At ground floor, a Superlobby provides concierge, informal working and an automated e-commerce delivery / collection facility. The apartments, comprising a range of studios, one, two and three-bedroom sizes will be available in three brand tiers to suit different tastes and budgets.
The building respects the established East Village architecture with a precast façade grid – whilst adding joy with a nuanced palette of coloured glass panels.
“The Build to Rent sector is developing quickly in the UK – and that means accepted norms for best practice are still being established. We’re especially pleased that our client has taken a leap of faith with us to develop a socially connected building with a focus on communal space and interaction. This isn’t intended as a vanilla apartment building – we want to build a community that lives works and plays together.”
Seth Rutt Partner