East Village in Stratford has created an entirely new east London neighbourhood, providing homes to some 6,000 residents. 11 plots make up East Village, comprising blocks of flats ranging between eight and 12 storeys set around a central courtyard at first floor level with car parking and service areas below. The courtyards are landscaped with mature planting, which is attractively lit at night and includes children play areas. The units immediately surrounding the courtyards are townhouses set over three storeys, with front gardens at ground floor level and private rear podium gardens at first floor level.
The whole development is tenure blind externally and each of the 11 plots comprises both private rented and affordable or intermediate rented blocks to maintain diversity across the development.
The quality of the fittings within the homes is also impressive and although not tenure blind internally, it may take a while to figure out which tenure unit you have entered. All properties have under floor heating, prefinished bathroom pods and high quality kitchens containing worktops with matching upstands, glass splashbacks and appliances.
Not only are the homes of an exceptionally high standard but the new residents have the benefit of a brand new health centre, 1,800 pupil academy for children aged between 3 and 19, Europe’s largest shopping centre Westfield Stratford City and the largest urban park created in Europe for 150 years all on their doorstep. The site also has excellent transport links, including the Jubilee and Central lines, the DLR and the High Speed Rail Link to Europe.