New London Architecture

Portlands Place, East Village


The latest addition to the former Olympic Athletes’ Village, now East Village, is Portlands Place: 524 new build-to-rent homes that epitomise the latest design thinking.

The latest addition to the former Olympic Athletes’ Village, now East Village, is Portlands Place: 524 new build-to-rent homes, varying from studios to 4-bedroom homes, that epitomise the latest design thinking. Shared amenity and commercial spaces encourage social interaction between residents and provide a chance for renters to live, work and play within the same building.

Portlands Place aspires to be a socially unified building, encouraging interaction between residents and promoting extended tenancies. Two towers standing at 26 and 31 storeys, along with two ten-storey pavilions, merge into a single entity connected by a tenth floor skybridge offering ample amenities for residents. This includes a communal dining space, screening room, wellness studio, meeting and informal working spaces. The internal amenity areas open up to two generous roof gardens with spectacular views over the Queen Elizabeth Park and East Village. The amenity layer forms the beating heart of the building – every apartment is connected to it via a single internal lift journey.

At ground floor, a ‘superlobby’ provides concierge, informal working and an automated e-commerce delivery / collection facility. The apartments, comprising a range of sizes, will be available in three brand tiers to suit different tastes and budgets.

The whole development was designed with contractors Mace to be entirely prefabricated offsite, with walls and floors lifted into place, up to 30 storeys in the air, as a single pre-finished element. All services and bathrooms are similarly factory finished to be quickly converted onsite saving months on the programme. The High-Rise Solution (now Mace Tech) system enables a floor to be erected in its finished, watertight state each week with no scaffolding.

Ailish Christian West, Executive Director, Portfolio Management, Development & ESG, Get Living:

“The launch of the Hawkins\Brown-designed Portlands Place shows how East Village continues to grow and evolve a decade on from the Olympics. The new residents will join a diverse, energetic and thriving community in a neighbourhood that represents one of the Games’ greatest success stories.”

Project information






57090 sq m


January 2022


Skylark Point, 1 Portlands Ct, London E20 1JU, UK

Team Credits


Get Living London

Funding Client

Qatari Diar, Delancey


Hawkins\Brown Ltd



Project Manager

Cast Real Estate & Construction Consultancy

Structural Engineer


Services Engineer

Hurley Palmer Flatt

Landscape Architect


Cost Consultant


Acoustic Consultant


Facade Consultant


CDM Principal Designer

Orsa Projects

Planning Consultant


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