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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  • 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/

  • Inside the Olympic Park press centre

    Although the Press and Broadcast Centres are expected to be ready for their occupants to move into in spring 2013, the latter may require more work. Due to the volume of heat expected to be generated in the centre during the summer games, no heating has been installed, meaning would-be tenants will need to put in their own heating and cooling systems before taking up residence.

    Such systems are already installed in the Press Centre, however, and the building is already fitted out almost as tenants will see it when they move in - only the building's carpet tiles have to be laid before it can open for business.

    Photo: Jo Best/

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