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Olympic village plan unveiled

The Olympic Delivery Authority and the London 2012 Organising Committee has outlined plans for the athletes’ village including 11 residential blocks for the athletes and 2,818 new homes after the Games.

The Olympic Delivery Authority and the London 2012 Organising Committee has outlined plans for the athletes’ village including 11 residential blocks for the athletes and 2,818 new homes after the Games.

Work has begun on seven out of the eleven residential blocks — each about the same size as a football pitch — and also for new roads, bridges and utilities networks between the sites of the new housing blocks.

Each residential block will be managed as a hotel with athletes’ apartments to include lounge areas. There will be a recreational space for athletes including a jogging area and a “Central Park area”, based on a British village green.

John Armitt, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, said: “By aiming for the highest standards in design, sustainability and construction we will ensure the Village is a high-quality asset for the public-sector that delivers a lasting legacy for east London.”

 

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