The vibrant Paralympic Village is located in the Olympic Park, within walking distance of the venues – enhancing the experience of athletes and officials.
The Village comprises of residential apartments for around 17,000 athletes and officials during the Games, along with shops, restaurants, medical, media and leisure facilities, and large areas of open space.
The design and build
Every apartment provides comfortable accommodation and state-of-the-art communications facilities, including internet access and wireless networking.
Athletes will have easy access to the travel and leisure facilities of the adjacent Stratford City complex, and the High Speed 1 Javelin® shuttle service links the Village to central London in just seven minutes.
The Village also includes a 'Village Plaza’ where athletes can meet with friends and family. The plan retains London's tradition of building homes around communal squares and courtyards, with water features accentuating the closeness of the River Lea.
After the Games
The Paralympic Village will be a lasting legacy of essential new housing for east London. It will be transformed into 2,800 new homes, including 1,379 affordable homes.
The communities that develop in the area after the Games will be supported by new parks, open space, transport links, and community facilities including Chobham Academy – a world-class new education campus with 1,800 places for students aged 3-19.