Go-ahead for first new homes at Olympic Park

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Taylor Wimpey has been cleared to start building work at Chobham Manor, the first new neighbourhood planned at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The London Legacy Development Corporation has given the house builder and its housing association partner L&Q  reserved matters approvals for the first phase of 259 homes.

Andrew Harrington, spokesperson for Chobham Manor LLP, said: “We are delighted with the planning approval and are on course to start constructing the homes very soon.

“It’s exciting to think that the very first Chobham Manor residents will be moving in to their new homes next year – our dream is now becoming a reality.”

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Chobham Manor will comprise up to 850 homes, and forms part of the Legacy Corporation’s Park-wide masterplan for five new neighbourhoods with up to 6,800 new homes to be built on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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The site will feature a mix of one to five-bedroom apartments and houses which are expected to go on sale in late spring, with residents moving in by late 2015 into a new E20 London postcode.

All homes with private parking will be provided with electric vehicle charging points, extra on-street points will be found throughout the neighbourhood and smart meters will be installed within all homes to provide vital feedback to residents on their energy usage.

The homes at Chobham Manor will also be built to the latest standards of environmental sustainability, with selected properties achieving a zero-carbon rating.

 

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