Competitors Eager to Acquire Olympic East London Office Space
The short-list for the Olympic Broadcast Centre’s East London office space has revealed three bidders. The list comes after the OPLC revealed that six out of eight venues have secured post-game tenants creating 410 apprenticeships and 254 full-time jobs.
Three potential tenants have been short-listed to become long-term tenants in the Olympic Press and Broadcast centre once the summer games have finished.
Oxylane Group, UK Fashion Hub and iCITY all want to take the available East London office space and were chosen due to their commitment in creating training and employment opportunities in the area.
The centre will create 575,000 sq ft of studio space on two levels and 95,000 sq ft of East London office space spanning five floors. The press centre will offer 317,000 sq ft of office space with the ground floor potentially being transformed into a retail environment.
Chief executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), Andrew Altman said: “We have three dynamic bids focused on the creation of thousands of jobs and training opportunities, along with links to Tech City.
“We will now go through their proposals in fine detail to make sure that they can deliver a successful ongoing legacy that will stimulate future commercial interest.”
Of the bidders, iCITY want the two buildings to be known as Innovation City and will be include cloud computing, digital education facilities and graphic design whilst the Oxylane Group who are affiliated with Loughborough University want to use the Broadcast Centre to offer space for leisure, events, research and education with the Press Centre as a hub for offices and technology.
On the other hand UK Fashion Hub want to create a fashion college and office space along with a fashion and textile manufacturing centre for buyers and wholesalers.
The winning firm will be able to move into the East London office space in the spring of 2013.