The first of eleven residential plots in the Olympic Village has been structurally completed, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced today.
The construction of the first residential plot has involved 160 workers and a total of seven cranes lifting more than 14,500m3 of concrete into place to form the structural elements of the seven buildings.
Work is now underway on the external cladding of the buildings, allowing work on the internal fit-out of the buildings to begin next year. The external cladding panels for the building are now being lifted into place with the heaviest panels weighing up to 6t.
Chief executive of developer Lend Lease Europe Dan Labbad said:
“We’re delighted to be revealing the first complete structures of the Village, demonstrating the substantial progress being made onsite. We remain committed to delivering a world class development of high architectural quality, both as a home for athletes in 2012 and as an iconic sustainable community beyond.”
The 11 residential plots in the Olympic Village are each made up of 6 to 8 buildings built in a rectangular layout around a traditional courtyard area. Along with the structural completion of the first residential plot, construction work is also underway on the remaining 10 residential plots.
Earthworks are also underway on the site of Chobham Academy - a world-class education campus to be built within the Olympic Village with spaces for 1,800 students aged between three and 19.