Olympian Perri Shakes-Drayton returns to former Athletes’ Village before residents move in

Olympian Perri Shakes Drayton at East Village

Olympian Perri Shakes Drayton at East Village - Credit: Gareth Davies/SnapMediaProductio

Britain’s top hurdler Perri Shakes-Drayton returned to the former Athletes’ Village just weeks before residents move in.

Olympian Perri Shakes Drayton at East Village

Olympian Perri Shakes Drayton at East Village - Credit: Gareth Davies/SnapMediaProductio

The 400-metre hurdler, who grew up in Bow, took a tour of one of the flats at East Village inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Olympian Perri Shakes Drayton inside one of the homesat East Village

Olympian Perri Shakes Drayton inside one of the homesat East Village - Credit: Gareth Davies/SnapMediaProductio

Perri said, “I had an amazing time staying here during the Games, and it’s great to see the finishing touches being made to these homes, ready for the new community”.

She visited one of the 348 apartments available through Shared Ownership with Triathlon Homes from £67,500 for a 25% share. She also had a look at a newly completed a communal green space for residents called Victory Park.

Home to 23,000 athletes and officials during last year’s London Games, workers have removed over 12,000 linear metres of walling partitions, which created extra bedrooms during the Games, and kitchen are now being installed.


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More than 350 so-called ‘intermediate rent’ homes are also available from £210 per week —a 30 per cent reduction on average market rate rents.

Triathlon Homes is a joint venture between the private and public sector that own and manage 1,379 homes to rent and buy in East Village.

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