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Olympic buildings accepting bids | 13 October 2011

Olympic Buildings are being put up for sale before the Games have even begun.

The Olympic Stadium has had a long and heavily publicised buyout, with West Ham initially securing the deal but with it falling through not long after. Now, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has opened up bidding for its other buildings, including its Press and Broadcast Centres.

The Press and Broadcast Centres, built in what will be coined the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will benefit from a canal-side location and “excellent communications infrastructure”, the OPLC claims.

Larger of the two is The Broadcast Centre, which will have an area of 62,230 square feet and five floors of offices. The Press Centre, on the other hand, is 29,430 square feet in size and built to a BREEAM Excellent Standard.

Speaking to fm-world.co.uk, OPLC has called the park a “vibrant and active new commercial district offering a wide range of sustainable employment opportunities, building on the area’s cutting-edge technological assets, as well as the diverse activities in neighbouring Hackney Wick.”

Meanwhile, the agreement for West Ham to be new tenants of the Olympic Stadium have fallen through following a legal challenge from Tottenham Hotspur, despite the latter already gaining planning permission for another venue.

In a joint statement released to BBC News, West Ham vice chairwoman, Karen Brady and Newham chief executive, Kim Bromley-Derry, said: “We would welcome a move by OPLC and government to end that uncertainty and allow a football and athletics stadium to be in place by 2014 under a new process.”

Written by David Howells on behalf of Qube Global Software

While posted by Qube Global Software all views expressed are not necessarily those of the company. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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