Of course this has brought fresh concerns from most of the Square - especially from the front 3 blocks. The noise at 7.00am hits you like the rudest alarm clock - and does not stop until 8.00pm.
The new floodlights set up around the soil washing plant bring daylight into our flats at night - and encourage the builders to make as much noise as they do during the height of the day.
We are back to debating the old question: Is having the Olympics on our doorstep - worth living next to the largest construction site in Europe?
The answer used to be yes.
But now we know a lot more about the Olympic Legacy.
- We know that the leisure pool that was going to be attached to the racing pool has been scrapped. Those of us that had lobbied for just such a pool to introduce the East End kids to swimming - while seeing the older swimmers training & racing right next door - are very disappointed.
- We know that no serious plans have been made for the Media Centre/International Press Centre to be bought by a national media company. There are now major discussions about turning this into a temporary building. The legacy promised a major centre of local employment - we'll probably get a dodgy money-making faith centre or massive tesco.
- The Handball Court has now been scaled down. This was going to be a fantastic local Community Centre - what are the current plans now?
- There is talk by Boris Johnson of siting a University Campus 'just south of the Media Centre'. Well - this is where we are supposed to be getting part of Arena Fields returned to a lush green breathing space.
I could go on & on about legacy plans been leaked out to the media without the official Legacy Document been issued. Is this meant to soften all our expectations until it comes out in Spring 2009.
So - Leabank Square - what is the answer to the question now?
Is the end result - an Olympic Park with no relevant legacy to us - it's closest exiting residential neighbours - worth all the noise & dust?