Olympics regenation projects

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Taylor Wimpey are the first to be confirmed for the regeneration of the Olympic village in a bid to make the games a success after the athletes have gone.

The bid which beat of strong opposition from Barrats and Countryside developments is the first of many to secure the legacy of the games.

Chobham Manor will see a return to London’s traditional family neighbourhoods of terraced and mews houses, set within tree-lined avenues and supported by a new health centre, nurseries and community spaces.

Sitting between the Athletes’ Village and the Lee Valley VeloPark, the new village is the first of five planned around the park. Chobham will tackle the local need for larger homes, with more than 75% of the 870 homes to be built as family housing.

It will reuse infrastructure built for London 2012 Games such as the heating and telecoms networks, and fibre optic broadband.

The appointment is the second major housing milestone in as many months for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Last month the Legacy Corporation also secured outline planning approval to build 6,800 homes across five new neighbourhoods including Chobham Manor. They will be developed over the next 20 years.

Construction work on Chobham Manor will begin in October once the Legacy Corporation takes operational control of the Park. It aims to have first homes ready by the end of 2014.

Daniel Moylan, Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “Chobham Manor will set the tone for the high quality neighbourhoods we want to create across the Park with new schools, health centres and community spaces to support them.”

Families in the new homes and surrounding communities will be supported by a walk-in health centre, two nurseries, two multi-purpose community spaces, neighbourhood shops and the nearby Chobham Academy School.