Portlands Place, East Village
Work, rest and play
Pioneering build to rent scheme completes in East Village on 10th anniversary of 2012 Olympic Games.
We wanted Portlands Place to offer not just a home but a sense of community; somewhere to put down roots in this new part of London. So we designed a socially unified building, with generous amenity and green spaces at ground floor level as well as a dramatic tenth floor skybridge, with its lounges, communal dining rooms, cinema room, wellness studio, and informal working and meeting spaces. All opening out onto extensive roof gardens that provide fantastic views across London and the Olympic Park.
The launch of the Hawkins\Brown-designed Portlands Place shows how East Village continues to grow and evolve a decade on from the Olympics. The new residents will join a diverse, energetic and thriving community in a neighbourhood that represents one of the Games’ greatest success stories.
We wanted the building to be as colourful as possible; to make it stand out from the surrounding apartment buildings as the last plot in the Athletes’ Village, and reflect the natural landscape of the Olympic Park. Mace’s technical expertise helped us realise this vision. By utilising offsite manufacturing, we were able to achieve the subtle changes in the colours you see in each of the buildings.