Olympic Park bosses highlight Royal links to the site

11:00 13 June 2012

Olympic Park planners will draw on the community spirit shown during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to map out the site’s post-Games future.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is putting together a programme of events, including concerts and festivals to be held in and around what will be called the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from July 27 next year.

They will kick off in the North Park with a welcoming event for residents and visitors, before a weekend-long cycling festival for London in August.

The Park’s South Plaza will then open in Easter 2014 with a public space hosting events, food and music festivals, concerts, cultural programmes .

Derelict buildings will be brought back into use while the Park is closed for refurbishment.

They include the White Building, a new cultural centre which will open next month in a former print works in Hackney Wick with studio space for artists, a café with canal side seating and a community and event area.

It follows last month’s opening of an independent cinema in Sugar House Studios, Stratford, which has been set up in an abandoned former sign writer’s workshop.

Corporation chief executive Andrew Altman, said: “There will be a mix of different attractions so visitors have new experience every time they visit.”

“The Legacy Corporation has designed a number of sites across the Park which can be used for community events including an ecology themed community hub building and lawn in the North Park to open in 2013.”

In addition to being a Royal namesake the Park is also home to a 19-year-old English white willow planted by the Queen close to the Olympic Stadium when she came to view progress on the Olympic site in November 2009.

It was the first of 4,000 trees to be planted on the Park.

Latest Stories

17:53
Eliott Diffley

A data stick full of child porn fell out of a pervert’s bottom in Islington Police Station.

Read more
The most sureal moment at the Commonwealth Opening Ceremony was the sight of some giant dancing Tunnocks tea cakes (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Did you watch the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony last night? It made us misty-eyed for London 2012, when the whole world was watching our city, so we decided to compare Glasgow 2014 to Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony. Be prepared for a blast from the past!

Read more
The Eid al-Fitr party in Trafalgar Square promises to be fun, fantastic, and free! (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Check out our five-minute guide to celebrating the end of Ramadan in London.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

The Week subscription offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more
How much about this great city do you really know? Take our true Londoner quiz and find out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Do you know your apples from your pears? Take our Cockney quiz and see how much of a Londoner you really are.

Read more
Guess the manager quiz. Here's a hint, it's not these four.

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
A normal day at London Liverpool Street station

This quiz is for people who think they know the Tube and rail inside out.

Read more