Countdown to North Park Opening
The Press and Broadcast Centres in this area will be the 24 hour media hub for around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists bringing the 2012 Games to 4 billion people worldwide.
The 7,500 seat Multi-Use Arena nearby will host handball, fencing for the men’s modern pentathlon and will be used for goalball during the Paralympic Games. It has retractable seating to create a flexible space with a glazed concourse level encircling the building allowing people to see the activity taking place inside, and illuminating the venue at night.
A neighbourhood of family housing delicately framing the edge of the parklands with a primary school and community centre at its heart. It will also be an important enterprise and creative district, making it one of the Park’s primary employment zones, with strong links to Higher Education and business.
Located adjacent to the creative and cultural hub of Hackney, there will be great cycling and walking networks to the area and the Lea Valley. To the south of the area will be London’s third largest arena, a 7,500-seat venue and hub for community activities, entertainmen indoor sports, cultural and business events.