At a ceremony held at the RESI Conference 2016, East Village E20 was given the prestigious prize of Development of the Decade.
East Village, which famously was the Athletes’ Village during the London 2012 Games, was praised for fuelling further development in the surrounding areas, bringing much-needed investment and jobs for the local community and creating a brand-new part of modern London. Those voting at the conference were impressed that 6,000 people and 23 retailers now called East Village home, especially as it is on land formerly occupied by low-rent industrial units.
Fletcher Priest’s masterplan for the Olympic Village emerged from their work on Stratford City which transformed a formerly inaccessible and polluted area of brownfield land in East London into the venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the most successful in history. It was the largest ever planning application in London comprising a major new employment district and the largest urban retail centre in Europe, new public open spaces, a new mixed-tenure residential neighbourhood complete with infrastructure and 4,500 homes. Most significantly, Fletcher Priest led its acceleration to accommodate the Olympic Village, working with Vogt and multiple architects to deliver nearly 3,000 homes for 17,000 athletes that converted to form a new and multiple award-winning community, now known as East Village.
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