The new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will provide lasting and diverse business opportunities. Find out how you can be a part of the 2012 Olympic legacy
Work is now underway to transform London’s Olympic Park into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the first areas opening in 2013. Over the next 20 years, this space will continue to develop and grow into a fantastic new destination for business, visitors and communities.
At its heart will be five world class sporting facilities, 11,000 homes in six new neighbourhoods including East Village, 250 acres of outdoor space, a year round programme of indoor and outdoor events, 12 schools and nurseries, 4 Health Centres, 300+ Shops and Restaurants, Hotels, Offices and 200 trains per hour.
Delivering a Lasting Legacy in London
In March 2012, IOC President Jacques Rogge said London has "raised the bar on how to deliver a lasting legacy", and "created a legacy blueprint for future Games hosts" and with the Mayor of London’s commitment, we are working towards driving this home.
The new park will open in phases, starting on 27 July 2013, exactly one year after the Olympic Opening Ceremony. It will be fully open by spring 2014 with a packed programme of concerts, events and festivals including the 2015 European Hockey Championships and the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
The North Park which will open in summer 2013 is dominated by beautiful green parklands, meadows and the waterways of the River Lea, an area which proved immensely popular with visitors during the Games. As well as a cafe and community and events space there will be one of the best children’s playgrounds in the UK funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust.
From early 2014 onwards the Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Tennis and Hockey Centres will open, with the first residents moving into East Village in summer 2013 and Chobham Manor from 2015.
In addition, the 90,000 m2 of commercial space which hosted 20,000 members of the world’s media during the Games will become a business hub bringing jobs to the area. Currently the preferred bidder for the Press and Broadcast Centres is iCITY, which has plans to create a world-class centre for innovation and enterprise.
The South Plaza will open in spring 2014, this will include some of the Park’s iconic venues including the Olympic Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the Aquatics Centre.
Other significant investments offering hospitality, residential and commercial space are The International Quarter, East Village London and Strand East.
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), chaired by the Mayor of London manages the Park and is committed to securing high-quality sustainable development and investment for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
For more information about accessing business opportunities in London, contact London & Partners.