Continuing on the theme of the Olympic Park and the views of it, I was thinking which development could claim to have the best?
If like me you intend on being an armchair supporter, for the Olympics in two summers time, then the best place to be will of course be in your own living room.
But if you would like to actually saviour the build up and atmosphere to the whole event at first hand with the feeling of actually being there what better way to do this then by watching from your very own window just a stones throw away.
If so, then probably the best place to do this will be from Fish Island in E3, like the post below would suggest. However, Telford Homes may well have a claim to this statement as their Icona development on Warton Road (below, left) in E15 also has great views as well as a higher panoramic elevation, but is set slightly further back from the stadium, and will have views from a different angle.
However, Fish Island will sit just across the River Lee Navigation which is literally a stones throw. It consists of a small selection of developments, already built, running the length of the Olympic park. The newest of these to complete was Riverside Works at 419 Wick Lane (above right).
Earlier this week an e-mail popped into the LRR inbox advertising over 100 apartments for sale at this development. It was reportedly sold to a bulk investor back in 2008 but now appeares to be coming back to the market, probably just at the right time.
According to the company dealing with the sales, the flats were historically priced at £326,000 but they claim to be able to offer them for £250,000. The flats were built and ready for occupation from late 2008.
Here is another aerial shot of the Olympic site, this one showing both of the above mentioned schemes.
What development do you think will have the best views of the Olympics? Any suggestions? I'm sure there will be a few more too that will come to the fore in the next decade.