Green homes up for grabs next to green’ Olympics
NEARLY 1,000 new state-of-the-art eco’ homes are up for grabs in East London with the launch of a development on a line-of-site with the 2012 green’ Olympics. The first 200 homes have just gone on the market on the site of a former Victorian hospital in view of the new stadium taking shape less than a mile away
By Hannah Roberts
NEARLY 1,000 new state-of-the-art eco’ homes are up for grabs in East London with the launch of a development on a line-of-site with the 2012 Green’ Olympics.
The first 200 homes have just gone on the market on the site of the former Victorian St Andrew’s Hospital at Bromley-by-Bow—in view of the new stadium taking shape less than a mile away.
Green credentials include surface water recycling and a communal energy-saving centre using hi-tech, low-carbon technology to heat water and saving on energy bills.
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Turf roofing will provide a habitat for insects and birds to reduce carbon dioxide and filter dust particles in the air.
Four apartments have already been sold by the developers, Barratt’s East London. Communal facilities include a fitness suite, cr�che and coffee shop.
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Prices start from around �200,000, but half the apartments, which range from one to two bedrooms, are for the shared ownership’ low-cost end of the market or for social rent.
St Andrew’s is part of a massive Lower Lea Valley regeneration led by London Mayor Boris Johnson, the London Development Agency and the Homes & Communities Agency.