Photos: Offered - two Olympic Park buildings, one careful owner. Would suit tech companies

Photos: Offered - two Olympic Park buildings, one careful owner. Would suit tech companies

Summary: New tenants sought for London 2012 Press and Broadcast Centres for after the games...


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  • Inside the Olympic Park press centre

    The Press Centre, shown here, will be home to 20,000 journalists for the duration of the games. Post-Olympics, its 317,000 square feet will be made available as office space for around 2,000 workers.

    The OPLC is looking for businesses to take on "significant chunks" of the Press and Broadcast Centres, according to an OPLC spokeswoman, on either a short or long-term lease.

    The OPLC has already been in discussions with developers and fashion technology companies about the future of the buildings, she added.

    Photo: Jo Best/

  • Press and Broadcast Centres at the olympic park

    The Press and Broadcast Centres are the two buildings in the foreground shown above.

    As for what type of businesses are expected to move in to the Olympic Park, the OPLC is keeping its options open.

    "We have to be open-minded," the OPLC spokeswoman said. "We don't want to end up with two empty buildings."

    However, those hoping to call the Olympic Park home will need to conform to certain criteria.

    "[Tenants] could be anyone, but we have a vision. If someone wanted to make it into a storage yard, that wouldn't fit our vision," she said.

    Photo: Olympic Delivery Agency

  • the view from the Press Centre over Hackney

    One element of the vision for the site is that it will house an accelerator space for technology startups. The decision to develop an accelerator space on the site was mooted as part of the government's Tech City initiative - a plan announced last year to boost the cluster of digital and technology companies in East London.

    "We very much want to see that move on space here," Jules Pipe, mayor of Hackney, said.

    The OPLC is also willing to act as a broker for smaller companies which may want office space in the buildings but can't afford to take on a large part of the property themselves.

    Shown above is the view from the Press Centre over Hackney.

    Photo: Jo Best/

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