- Developers unveil 850 homes at new Chobham Manor site at centre of historic Olympic park which hosted games
- Properties will offer buyers chance to live next to venues where Team GB stormed up the medals table two years ago
- The homes range from one-bedroom flats at £300,000 to four-bedroom town houses approaching £1million
Developers are expecting a race to snap up these new Olympic Park homes, with buyers ready to part with a lot of gold and silver to live at the historic sporting site.
A total of 850 homes are to be privately sold in the park used for the London 2012 games, with prices ranging from one-bedroomed homes at £300,000 to luxury four-bedroomed, three-story town houses at £850,000.
The homes will provide residents with an everlasting memory of when the world's eyes were on Britain's capital, with some of the properties looking out over the VeloPark where Victoria Pendleton and her teammates swept to glory.
Eight hundred and fifty homes are to be privately sold in the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London in a new complex called Chobham Manor
Developers say they expected huge demand for the homes, some of which include views of the Olympic velodrome and are close to the games' swimming pool
The development is the first tranche of homes to be built in the Olympic park, with planners earmarking the site for a total of 8,000 properties in the next 20 years
The homes are situated on a new complex called Chobham Manor, which also includes shops, restaurants and acres of landscaped public open space.
The complex is situated just a stone’s throw away from the recently re-opened Aquatic Centre and Velopark while the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower is just a short walk away.
According to a prospectus, the Taylor-Wimpey-built homes are 'designed to have a village feel' and will be the 'perfect environment for bringing up children'.
The first tranche of properties is now up for sale and includes three-bedroomed apartments and masionettes and four-bedroomed homes priced at £490,000.
The homes have easy access to the park's new shops and restaurants and are described by developers as the 'perfect environment for bringing up children'
The homes are on the market for between £300,000 and £850,000 but experts don't expect people to be put off by the price tag due to the properties' unique location
After concerns about the Games' legacy before the summer event, around £300million has been spent on adapting the site and the sports venues in the two years since
The Olympic games were originally pitched as park of a huge project to redevelop a large part of east London, which is now almost unrecognisable from how it once was
The properties boast views over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London's newest green space which now has a busy schedule of events planned
One and two-bedroomed homes will be sold later in the summer, with demand expected to be high. Taylor Wimpey is encouraging potential buyers to put down their cash fast as 'to avoid disappointment'.
The Chobham Manor homes are the first of a wave of new Stratford neighborhoods to be built on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the overall number of houses expected to number 8,000 over the next 20 years.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened to the public in April this year, covering 230 hectares (568 acres), comparable to the combined size of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
In the two years since the Games took place, £300m has been spent on adapting venues, planting trees and upkeep of the park.
The new buildings (pictured) are the first to be opened since residents moved into new homes in the former athletes village in November last year
The homes are situated between the former athletes' village homes and the VeloPark - where Victoria Pendleton and her Team GB teammates won their medals
They are also close to the Docklands Light Railway, two London underground lines and Stratford International railway station, which has High Speed rail services to Kent
As well as shops built on the site, the homes are in walking distance of the huge Westfield Stratford City shopping complex built ahead of the games
West Ham United football team are set to take over the Olympic Park stadium from 2016 after concerns it could fall redundant