Last night at the RESI Conference 2016, East Village E20 was given the prestigious prize of Development of the Decade.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of RESI, the ten most outstanding RESI developments of the past decade were shortlisted for awards in association with Mandion Global. Industry members were then invited to cast their vote for their favourite.
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.
Situated next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East Village has really embraced the sporting legacy and this summer put on a summer of sport to compliment the Our Park outdoor fitness classes that have been taking place in Victory Park for the past two years.
Just over half of the homes in East Village (1,439) are privately rented by Get Living London. The remaining homes within the village comprise a mix of social rent, intermediate rent and shared ownership units, and are managed by Triathlon Homes. You can find more on renting a Get Living London home in East Village here.
Commenting on the win, Neil Young, CEO of Get Living London, said "From the very beginning, we set out to change the norms of renting. Place-making is at the absolute heart of our proposition - creating meaningful ways for our residents to meet each other and taking time to find the most interesting independent retailers to join us. We survey our residents on a monthly basis and they regularly tell us it's this sense of community that makes East Village so special. I am very proud of what we have all achieved and it's fantastic to see that our efforts have not gone unnoticed."