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Former Athletes’ Village goes family-friendly for May Half Term

[LONDON – 20 May 2015] Increasing numbers of people have been discovering the family-friendly offer at East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village. Get Living London has a huge range of homes to suit the needs of families and sharers, just a stone’s throw from state of the art facilities like Chobham Academy, the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, all of which means that more and more families are waking up to all that is on offer at London’s newest neighbourhood. With May half term just around the corner, there will be a full programme of family-friendly events in and around the E20 postcode to keep residents and visitors alike engaged.

Homes perfect for families

Get Living London – the owner and rental manager of the private rented homes at East Village - offers a broad range of properties with different room configurations to meet the varying needs of families. A unique combination of no fees, rent increases in line with the Consumer Prices Index and the security of long term tenancies, means there is less hassle and more time to be getting on with the important aspects of family life.  All homes are also built around landscaped private courtyard areas for families to enjoy and relax in.

Outstanding Educational and Health Facilities

East Village is home to Chobham Academy, a world-class new education campus with 1,800 students from ages 3-18. Families moving to East Village in the new E20 postcode get priority places at the school, which is run by the Harris Federation, a charity with a long and outstanding track record in education. Also based in the neighbourhood is the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre, one of the UK’s largest NHS non-hospital facilities, providing GP and healthcare services to residents and the surrounding area.

Parklands and open space for children to enjoy

East Village is set in 67 acres of green space – the equivalent size to St James’s Park. Get Living London’s homes sit alongside parklands, play areas, wild flower meadows, wetlands and garden areas perfect for families to enjoy.

World-class sports, leisure and retail facilities on your doorstep

Due to the proximity of the Get Living London homes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, residents have world-class sports, leisure and entertainment facilities literally on their doorstep. Families moving to East Village can make the London Aquatics Centre their local swimming pool and the Lee Valley VeloPark their local cycle park.

May Half Term Treats

For a fun day out this May half term, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford are offering a variety of children’s activities for East Village residents and visitors, young and old, to enjoy. With everything from kite making workshops and a story-reading session with author of ‘Timmy Failure’, Stephan Pastis, at Discover Children’s Story Centre, to boat tours and a ‘Where’s Wally?’ themed story trail at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, there is lots to keep the kids entertained during the break.

Neil Young, Chief Executive Officer, of Get Living London, commented ‘You only have to walk through Victory Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon to see East Village is already a really popular neighbourhood for families. The open space and world-class sporting, educational and health facilities are all part of what make this former Olympic site so perfectly suited to family life. We look forward to watching the neighbourhood continue to grow with the arrival of new families and the expansion of those already here.’

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