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Get Living London unveils show apartments and prices for private rental homes at East Village

Images and details released of the new homes and new way of renting at the former Athletes’ Village

LONDON: 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

New images and details have been released today of the private rental homes in London’s newest neighbourhood, East Village, where Londoners have the chance to rent a new home at the former Athletes’ Village.

Get Living London, the residential owner and rental management company, has today announced prices for their privately rented homes at East Village. A range of show apartments has also been unveiled, giving prospective residents the chance to view the quality of the new homes, and to find out more about the new standard of service, design and furnishings Get Living London offers for the rental market.

There are a range of contemporary new homes to suit everyone, from 1 and 2-bedroom apartments for young professionals and couples, to 3 and 4-bedroom apartments and townhouses for sharers and families. Prices start from £310 per week for a 1-bedroom apartment, £370 per week for a 2-bedroom apartment, £475 per week for a 3-bedroom apartment, and £515 per week for a 4-bedroom townhouse.

East Village offers renters the chance to live in a prestigious new address on the doorstep of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in one of the best-connected parts of London. The new homes are set within a landscaped area the size of St James’ Park featuring new parklands, trees, public areasand open space. The homes have access to shared courtyards, townhouses have private terraces, and most apartments have at least one balcony with some featuring winter gardens (a partially-enclosed glazed area).

The new homes have been designed to provide open plan living space with an abundance of natural light and all will feature as standard fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms, wooden flooring in all living areas, fitted curtains and blindsunderfloor heating and modern kitchens with fully-integrated appliances.

In addition, homes will be offered either unfurnished or furnished at no extra cost and Get Living London has teamed up with acclaimed designer Wayne Hemingway MBE and the HemingwayDesign team to set new standards of furnishing for the private rental market.

Under HemingwayDesign’s guidance, furnished homes will feature pieces by some of Britain’s leading designers such as Matthew Hilton, iconic British brand G Plan, and products from HemingwayDesign’s own range. Furniture will include a bed and bedside tables for each bedroom, sofas and armchairs, a dining table and chairs, coffee table and TV console.

Get Living London Management Office will open at East Village at the end of the month, giving people the chance to find out more about the new neighbourhood and the new homes Get Living London has to offer. Along with providing spacious homes and stylish furnishings, Get Living Londonaims to make renting in London a better experience. There will be a long-term commitment to:

  • Charging no fees or hidden costs - residents will pay no transaction fees, documentation fees, reference fees, check-in fees or inventory fees.
  • Flexible and long-term tenancies - people can choose between one, two or three-year tenancies with residents-only break clauses and benefits for those committing to longer agreements.
  • No agents or middlemen - residents will be able to rent directly from Get Living London offering them a direct relationship with a quality landlord without any agents or ‘middlemen’.
  • Delivering exceptional levels of service – the Get Living London Management Office at East Village will be open from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-6pm at weekends to respond quickly and efficiently to residents’ needs. With immediate access to a dedicated team, residents can count on a speedy response to any requests or enquiries.
  • The best of city living all in one place – the new neighbourhood brings together new homes and buildings designed by 16 of the world’s leading architects, together with a new school and healthcare facilities, the world-class sports and leisure facilities of the Olympic Park, and the retail facilities of Westfield as well as further plans for more than 30 local shops and cafés in East Village.

The launch of show apartments and pricing comes as renters in the capital continue to show a keen interest in Get Living London’s new way of renting. Since Get Living London was launched, nearly 4,000 people have registered their interest in living in the private rented homes at East Village.

Derek Gorman, Chief Executive of Get Living London, commented, "We are delighted to unveil our new show apartments at East Village, giving people the chance to see the high-quality new homes we have available. Whether for families, couples or cosmopolitan young Londoners, Get Living London offers a new way of renting – no fees, no 'middlemen', just modern, spacious new homes with stylish furniture and a range of flexible long-term tenancies. With our show apartments now available, we look forward to introducing renters to all that Get Living London and East Village have to offer."

Wayne Hemingway MBE who is helping oversee the furnishings and interior design of Get Living London's show apartments and new homes, said: "It's great to help shape a crucial part of the Olympic legacy and be involved in a project that tackles the major issue of housing in London but which does so with design flair at its heart. These are quality new homes so it’s important they have furnishings and interior design to match. We've focussed on the Best of British, sourcing well-made furniture and craftsmanship from some of Britain's leading designers. A person’s home is just about as important as it gets so we hope the furniture we’ve chosen will allow residents to relax and enjoy their new home at East Village."

The new homes at East Village are now undergoing final checks and fittings by the Olympic Delivery Authority with the first properties to be delivered toGet Living London and Triathlon Homes in the coming weeks, ready for the first residents to move in shortly afterwards.

Mike Cornelius, Olympic Delivery Authority Director of Village and Commercial said: “East Village will be the heart of a fantastic and vibrant new community in East London and a huge legacy from London 2012. The former Olympic Village is being transformed, with 1,900 workers putting the finishing touches to 2,818 apartments and townhouses that will start to be occupied in the weeks ahead. Construction of the first accommodation plot to be occupied has been substantially completed, and we are currently going through a final process of inspection and handover with Get Living London and Triathlon Homes and our development partner Lend Lease, to deliver high-quality accommodation that people will love.”

Londoners can find out more about the new homes now by going towww.getlivinglondon.com or phoning 020 3714 8088. The Get Living London Management Office will open at East Village at the end of the month, giving people the chance to find out more about the new neighbourhood and new homes.

Along with the private rental homes, a range of shared ownership, intermediate rent and social rent homes are also available in East Village through Triathlon Homes.

Notes to Editors:

A range of images and broadcast-quality footage of Get Living London show apartments and East Village are available here.

About Get Living London

Get Living London is a new residential owner and rental management company helping to create London’s newest neighbourhood at East Village - the first legacy neighbourhood to result from the London 2012 Games. Get Living London has been established by a joint partnership between Delancey and Qatari Diar Real Estate Development Company. Delancey is a specialist real estate investment company with a property portfolio that covers retail, residential and commercial developments across London and the UK. Qatari Diar is wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority and has more than 35 projects in more than 20 countries, creating and managing property investments and developments which not only comply with the best international standards, but also strongly reflect local culture and values.

About Triathlon Homes

Triathlon Homes offers a range of rent and ownership options, and will enable eligible people on low to medium incomes to live in an East Village home. With extensive experience of managing homes in London, Triathlon Homes partners - East Thames Group, Southern Housing Group, and developer and investor First Base look forward to welcoming residents into the new homes.

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