Olympics 2012

Vivienne Westwood inspired room at Surrey showhome to celebrate 2012 British Pride

It has been a great year for British pride and 2012 will be fondly remembered for the pomp and ceremony of the Jubilee and the hugely successful Olympics and Paralympics. With those events fresh in mind, the interior design team behind Octagon’s St George’s Place town house show home have celebrated a remarkable year by creating a Vivienne Westwood themed British pride bedroom. Claire Grant of The L&C Company says: “We wanted to celebrate Britishness in this room with it being the Jubilee year and Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of British design.

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Terrace area with access from the kitchen and stairs leading to the garden

The future of the Olympics Athletes' Village

With the Olympic Games drawing to a close earlier this month, people across the country are asking what will become of the facilities that were built especially for the athletes and spectators. One of these facilities is the place where the world's finest sportsmen and women ate, slept and relaxed. The £1 billion Olympic Athlete’s village will find a useful purpose long after the Games as the 2,818 apartments will provide new homes in East London.

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Athletes like gold medal winning Jessica Ennis stayed in the village

Revamped August magazine is biggest and best yet

The team at whathouse.co.uk have been working hard over the past month to put together our new look magazine for August and it is now available here. We’ve added a range of new features and as you pass the contents and welcome page, you’ll find the first one - Showhome of the Month. In this feature, we will speak to interior designers about four of the rooms they’ve created in a showhome.

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Safari bedroom by Kate Letteriello in Bloor Homes' Ravensbourne Gate

Bespoke penthouse with a golden view of the Olympic Stadium

Knowing that the world's focus would be on East London for the London 2012 Olympic Games, both public and private sources have spent billions of pounds investing in and redeveloping the area. The makeover of the east in time for the games has been widescale, but the organisers hope the legacy will continue long after the closing ceremony.

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Interior of a Caspian Wharf apartment

London 2012: New neighbourhood to be called East Village

'East Village' has today been unveiled as the new name of the first leading legacy neighbourhood for London, located on the doorstep of The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20.

This major scheme will be developed in a joint venture between Qatari Diar Real Estate Development Company and Delancey (QDD) along with Triathlon Homes - a joint venture between First Base, East Thames Group and Southern Housing Group.

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Strong demand for holiday homes in London

The London property market is being inundated with international enquiries for rental accommodation - spurred by the Royal wedding and the 2012 Olympic Games, which should push rents even higher.

New Homes in Hackney

The Hackney property market is benefitting from the transformation of the local area, thanks mainly to the London 2012 Olympic Games, which has led to mass improvements to the local area including many new and improved new build homes.

London 2012, which has been billed as the regeneration Games, aims to transform the lives of people residing in east London, including people who own homes in Hackney.