'Homes makers' prepare for arrival of Olympic Village
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
Seventy volunteer ‘homes makers’ are in training ahead of thousands of new residents moving into East Village, the former site of the London 2012 Olympic Village.
Triathlon Homes, owner of the 1,379 homes to rent and buy at below market rates, has tasked the volunteers with continuing last year’s Olympic spirit by being a friendly face for London’s newest community when they move in.
The homes makers will welcome new tenants by showing them to their new home, around East Village and the wider Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as well as helping with practical questions such as how to work the boiler, where to park bikes, and how to reach resident services teams.
Alongside thousands of people, also moving into East Village will be:
4,236 teddy bears
80,123 women’s shoes
788 walking sticks
2,818 bike spaces
4,660 personal computers
Triathlon Homes has seen over 8,000 potential residents register over the past few months.
Although the majority of the 675 social rented homes have been pre-allocated, there will continue to be some more promoted through the choice based lettings system over the next few weeks.