The London 2012 Olympics are well underway and the whole nation seems to have become gripped by Olympic fever. Of course the Olympics are all about sport but have you ever wondered what will become of the Olympic village once the games are over?
The Olympic Village certainly looks an impressive site – covering a huge area, the site is intended to become a new neighbourhood for east London. So what will be included in the new neighbourhood? The list is pretty impressive including almost 3,000 new homes with functional, light spaces and open plan layouts, ranging from studio apartments to 4 bedroom townhouses.
Community facilities will also be included such as a world-class education campus specialising in performing arts, a state-of-the-art health care clinic, excellent transport links to London’s key locations, over 30 independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Plus, of course, the world-class sporting venues of the Olympic park.
One of the main ideas behind the Olympic Village has been the provision of user-friendly open spaces. More than 10 hectares of new parks have been incorporated into the design, alongside cycling facilities, gardens, play areas and recreation spaces.
It’ll be very interesting to see how the Village develops in the future and whether it becomes a successful residential area. Only time will tell! In the meantime we’ll be enjoying all the sporting action…
Posted July 30, 2012