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Aside from the sporting facilities, one of the most significant developments within the Park is iCity, which was referred to during the 2012 Games as the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC).
The London Legacy Development Corporation is committed to iCity becoming a major employment site following the Games. Spread across two buildings, iCity offers 91,000 sq m of business space in a great site on the Park overlooking the canal and parklands. The buildings have been designed to ensure that they have the flexibility to be adapted for a wide range of uses, to maximise their potential after the Games.
Hackney Wick station is only an 8 minute walk away and the site will also be served by an adjacent multi-storey car park with easy access to the A12 and beyond to the North Circular, M11 and M25.
In October 2011, we invited bids for legacy uses of the former Press Centre and Broadcast Centre on the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This process closed on 2 December 2011 and on 17 July 2012, the Legacy Corporation’s Board agreed to award iCITY sole preferred bidder status to become the long-term tenant of the Press and Broadcast Centres. On 29 November 2012, BT announced that it had chosen iCITY and the north end of the former International Broadcast Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as the home of its new BT Sport channels. The company has agreed to become a long term anchor tenant of the building, now part of iCITY, as it seeks to contribute to the Olympic legacy, by providing jobs and opportunities to the local community.