The Olympic Park Legacy Company has issued a request that any interested companies submit planning proposals for office space that will be left unused after the London Olympics.
Interested parties have 9 weeks to present proposals based on bringing job opportunities to East London and connecting to local communities such as Hackney Wick. The site will be fully marketed in early 2011.
During the 2012 Olympics the offices will house 20,000 members of the international media and will consist of a Broadcast and Press Centre. However, once converted the Broadcast Centre will provide around 9,000 square feet of office space and the Press Centre will provide nearly 30,000 square feet of grade A office space.
Olympic Park Legacy are aiming to sell the office space to companies and tenants from the creative sector.
“Our vision is to see creative, digital and media industries making the centres their home and taking advantage of the creative community already thriving in the area. We must ensure the employment legacy vital to Hackney and east London is achieved and we will continue to work closely with our partners to secure this for our residents.” commented Jules Pipe, elected Mayor for Hackney.
The company has expectations that the site will generate opportunities for long term-employment and investment in the East London area.
“The Broadcast and Press Centres offer an unprecedented opportunity to create a new employment hub in Hackney Wick.” said Mr Pipe.
The Olympic Park Legacy Company will oversee the transformation of the Olympic Park after the London 2012 Olympics have finished. They aim to create a thriving new community and successful business on the site over the next three decades.