Planning permission for first Olympic Park housing scheme


Planning permission for first Olympic Park housing scheme


The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has given its approval for the first phase of 259 homes designed by PRP, Make, Haworth Tompkins, Karakusevic Carson and Muf. 


Mace has taken the role of project manager, with structural consultant Price & Myers and M&E consultant Max Fordham Partnership working for the developer partnership.


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.”


The new housing development is the initial phase of Chobham Manor – a scheme, which incorporates five post-games neighbourhoods with 6,800 new homes on the 250-hectare Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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 phased completion by late 2015.


The new buildings will have private parking spaces with electric vehicle charging points and extra on-street points will be located throughout the neighbourhood. Additionally smart meters will be installed within all homes with an aim to minimise the energy usage of residents.


The homes at Chobham Manor will be built to the latest standards of environmental sustainability and will aim to achieve a zero-carbon rating.


LLDC chief executive, Dennis, Hone commented: ”We are thrilled that the planning permission to start building the first phase of homes at Chobham Manor has been given the go-ahead.


“The prospect of the first residents of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park moving in as early as 2015 is an exciting one and together with the opening of the south of the Park on 5 April and the vision of a new cultural and educational quarter in development, we are firmly on track to deliver a new heart for east London.”


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