Olympic Park Legacy Company says work on 800-home Chobham Manor will begin by 2013

The Olympic Park Legacy Company is seeking a developer for the first of five residential neighbourhoods in the Olympic Park.

Chobham Manor, an 800-home development, will be located between the Athletes’ Village and the VeloPark.

It falls within walking distance of Stratford International Station and Stratford Regional Station and will include a mix of terraced housing, mews housing and duplex apartments.

Andrew Altman, chief executive of the OPLC, said: “This is a really big deal for us. Our goal is to ensure that the momentum continues and that the transition between the Games and the legacy is seamless. We want the developer to be on site and building by 2013, with the first homes ready by 2014.”

Chobham Manor will be the first of five neighbourhoods to be built in the Park as part of a 20-year legacy plan. Up to 8,000 homes will be built in total, as well as a walk-in health centre, two nurseries, community spaces, shops and an academy school.

When the Games are over, the Athletes’ Village will be converted into 2,800 flats by Triathlon Homes, a joint venture between Qatari Diar and Delancey.