Shortlist of potential investors in the Olympic Village announced
The shortlist of companies who will be invited to submit financial proposals for the purchase and long-term management of the London 2012 Olympic Village has been announced.
After the Games the Village will provide 2,818 new homes for east London.
Triathlon Homes have already purchased 1,379 of the new homes, which will become affordable housing.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) owns the remaining 1,439 homes, which will become private housing after 2012, together with six future development plots on the Village site, with the potential for further new homes.
ODA chief executive, David Higgins, said: “The quality of the shortlist is a vote of confidence in the quality of the Olympic Village.
“Securing a shortlist with many of the leading property investors and managers both in the UK and around the world takes us an important step towards ensuring the Village becomes one of the strongest legacies from the Games.”
The ODA is looking to secure best value, together with a long-term commitment from an investor with the experience and expertise needed to realise the full potential of the new homes being built and the future development opportunities across the Village site.
Consortia invited to submit detailed proposals for the Village include: Delancey & Qatari Diar; Dorrington & Pinnacle Capital; Galliard Homes; Grainger plc & Moorfield Group; Hutchison Whampoa Limited; Le Frak Organization, Aviva plc & J.P. Morgan; London & Stamford Property plc, David Wilson & Sir Robert McAlpine; Wellcome Trust; and The William Pears Group & Urban Splash.
The Village will provide 2,818 new homes for east London
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