First residents move into former Olympic Park Athletes’ Village

East Village was the former Athletes Villlage at the Olympic Park

East Village was the former Athletes Villlage at the Olympic Park - Credit: Archant

The first residents have moved into their homes in East Village, which housed 23,000 athletes and officials during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Residents will have moved into 50 of the 2,818 apartments and townhouses around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by the end of the week after the first of two residential were handed over to long-term owners Get Living London and Triathlon Homes.

Families began moving in over the weekend.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the new neighbourhoods were set to become “some of the most popular places to live in the capital” and that providing thousands of new homes was one of the key legacies of the Games.

The homes range from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom townhouses with balconies, private terraces, or winter gardens.

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East Village also features an academy school, which began admitting students in September, and a health centre that is seeing its first patients this week.

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