The 2012 Athlete’s Village, that will house competitors during the Olympic Games and then be converted to flats in legacy, is taking shape at the Stratford site.
Work on the Chobham Academy has also started - a space for 1,800 students aged 3-19, to provide nursery, primary and secondary education.
Work is also complete on key parts of the new infrastructure to create transport new links, including lifting two major railway bridges and new railway sidings for the delivery of construction materials.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “This is a very welcome landmark and marks major progress in the lasting regeneration of the East End. We now have a very clear vision and direction for our legacy, which is being expertly managed through the2012 legacy delivery company.
“The ODA is making terrific progress and our vision of a vibrant, thriving district of new communities surrounded by beautiful parklands and reclaimed waterways with outstanding sporting, educational and cultural facilities, is taking shape.The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will deliver much more than just six weeks of sport and it is clear from progress to date that the future for this previously deprived area is spectacularly bright,” he said.
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt said: “The Olympic Village will be one of the strongest legacies from the Games, delivering world-class accommodation for athletes in 2012 and creating essential new housing for new and existing communities for generations to come.
“Along with the thousands of new homes that are rapidly taking shape, the Village will also deliver a range of community facilities and the start of work on a world-class new education campus within the Village is another significant milestone,”
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, Sebastian Coe, said: “Our vision for London 2012 is to use the power of the Games to inspire lasting change – and leaving a legacy for generations of Londoners is a key part of our promise. With the Olympic Park now already starting to shape the East London skyline, everyone involved in this project is working towards delivering a positive sporting, social, economic and environmental legacy for our capital city.
“The employment, skills, training and business opportunities we have already created, along with the new homes and sporting facilities we are building, are ensuring we are delivering the 2012 legacy right now. I’m proud that sport has been the catalyst for this transformation,” he said.