Get Living expands ex-Olympic Athletes’ Village with 524 new homes

Get Living, the UK build-to-rent operator of large-scale residential neighbourhoods, has launched 524 brand-new homes for rent at Portlands Place, East Village, the former Olympic Athletes’ village. 

Across two towers reaching 26 and 31 storeys along with two ten-storey pavilions connected by a tenth floor skybridge, Portlands Place comprises studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Designed by Hawkins\Brown, Portlands Place residents will have access to shared facilities including a tenth floor skybridge with a gym, bar, entertaining kitchen and workspace which opens out to the roof gardens with views over the Queen Elizabeth Park and East Village.

A decade on from London 2012 and the genesis of this neighbourhood as the former athletes’ village, Get Living’s portfolio now includes over 1,400 build-to-rent homes at East Village.

The area has now been transformed into a destination neighbourhood, with carefully curated social infrastructure and more than 25 independent shops, bars and restaurants, all part of the post-Olympic legacy.

Ailish Christian-West, executive director, development, portfolio management & ESG , Get Living, commented: 'The launch of the Portlands Place shows how East Village continues to grow and evolve a decade on from the Olympics.

'We strive to create exceptional resident experiences in brilliant places and Portlands Place is the culmination of everything we’ve learnt from operating East Village over the last ten years. The new residents will join a diverse, energetic and thriving community in a neighbourhood that represents one of the Games’ greatest success stories.'

Russell Brown, Founding Partner, Hawkins\Brown, said: 'We took the four separate buildings identified in the masterplan and fused them together as a single community. We linked the towers with a skybridge as a focus for ample amenity space in the centre of the building, accessible for everyone, making sure that there were no second-class citizens.'

To enable sustainable lifestyles, Portlands Place includes key features such as electric car charge points, secure cycle storage and a cycle maintenance area, as the development is surrounded by a network of walking and cycling pathways within East Village and the wider Stratford area. Portlands Place also overlooks The Wetlands area of East Village which is a biodiverse multihabitat from which water is recycled for re-use in Chobham Academy School and landscape irrigation.

Portlands Place was built using Mace’s specialised MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) system. It was possible to reach a momentum of installing a floor per week, which reduced vehicular movement by 40%.



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