Tuesday, February 10, 2009

10,000 homes planned in Olympic Legacy - PHOTO

Around 10,000 new homes could be built in east London in addition to the Olympic Village, as well as three new schools, a secondary school and a sports academy, as part of plans under the Legacy Masterplan Framework.

10,000 homes planned in Olympic Legacy - PHOTO

London Mayor Boris Johnson, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell revealed the plans for the legacy of the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games today.

Plans to improve the area following the sporting competition include:

The construction of 10,000 new homes Three new primary schools, a secondary school and a sports academy in the Olympic Stadium The housing of the National Skills Academy for sports and leisure industries as well as the English Institute of Sport within the stadium The retention of the Aquatics Centre and Velodrome for community useADVERTISEMENT

10,000 homes planned in Olympic Legacy - PHOTO


The strategy, developed alongside the five host boroughs of the Games, also includes the creation of parklands and reclamation of waterways.

A consultation on the Legacy Masterplan Framework is now open and will last for six weeks.

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said: "Today marks major progress in the lasting regeneration of the East End. The infrastructure of the area will change forever, with a sport, business and cultural park that I hope will act as a magnet for business and investment."

See more pictures of the Olympic Park at ConstructionSpace.

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