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Public name new neighbourhoods in Olympic Park

Winners chosen in Your Park, Your Place competition.

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Five new residential areas that will be built on the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been named following a public competition.

Almost 2,000 people submitted their suggestions to the Olympic Park Legacy Company, inspired by factors such as the future design for the area, its history or the Games themselves.

Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said: “The public has given a new piece of London its identity, where communities will grow in five new neighbourhoods, alongside the spectacular venues and open spaces created for the Games.

“Our Your Park, Your Place competition has proved to be a great way for people to get involved with our plans to develop the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park over the next 20 years.”

A judging panel, which included representatives from Government, neighbouring boroughs, Wessex Archaeology, the Legacy Youth Panel from Hackney and  a young athlete, selected the winners:

  • Area 1 (north east of Park) - Chobham Manor, suggested by Gary Davidson-Guild from Lambeth, London
  • Area 2 (north west of Park) - East Wick, suggested by Oliver O’Brien from Hackney, London
  • Area 3 (south west of Park) - Sweetwater, suggested by Kevin Murtagh from Reading
  • Area 4 (south east of Park) - Marshgate Wharf, suggested by Stephen Davies from St Albans
  • Area 5 (south of the Park) - Pudding Mill, suggested by Dave Arquati from Wandsworth, London

An interactive map of the area on the Legacy Company’s website gave the entrants a guide to the history of the area and plans for its future, and it has now been updated to include the new names.

Chobham Manor will be the first neighbourhood to be developed and over the next 20 years, the five areas will accommodate up to 8,000 new homes supported by new schools, nurseries, health centres and community spaces, alongside the remaining sporting venues.

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Published 5 August 2011