Countdown to North Park Opening
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were staged in what have become some of the most iconic and important permanent new sports venues in the UK. They will become an important part of keeping the memory of the 2012 Games alive, train the champions of the future, promote healthy living in the local community and act as a magnet for major sporting events, visitors, sports clubs and business.
With seven of the eight permanent Olympic venues’ futures secured with appointed operators, London is on course to secure the future use of every permanent venue – a first for any Olympic City. And by working closely with sporting bodies and local communities, we are ensuring that these venues will have a full and compelling programme of activities for when they reopen and well in to the future .
Now the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are over, the Park is closed while work is underway to transform it into London’s newest destination. It will open to visitors from July 2013, with the first residents moving into East Village in late summer 2013.
The Legacy Corporation is ultimately responsible for the operational management of the whole Park, its venues and infrastructure. However, their management and maintenance will be delivered in conjunction with third-party operators, with the Legacy Corporation setting the parameters and negotiating the financial arrangements under which operators will run the venues.
The long-term future of the iconic stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now secure, with a deal with West Ham United Football Club that confirms the Premier League club as the Stadium’s long-term anchor tenant.
Our Estate and Facilities Management and ArcelorMittal Orbit management partner will be Balfour Beatty Workplace, while our Aquatics Centre and Multi-Use Arena management partner will be Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). Processes to find operators for the other venues and facilities are presently underway and the operators will be announced in due course.
For further information on the future of the permanent venues and other infrastructure and facilities, please follow the relevant link below: