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Fresh London 2012 Olympic legacy images – last Basketball arena seats removed

The last seats were being removed from the London 2012 Olympics Basketball Arena this week. The 12,000-seater venue saw both the USA’s men’s and women’s teams win gold in Summer with victories over Spain and France respectively in the Olympic Basketball finals. The London Legacy Development Corporation’s contractor is now well underway on dismantling the […]

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Bombsite Britain tax on the Olympic Park shows why empty rates must be scrapped

The ridiculousness of empty property rates came into sharp focus this week after I revealed that the Olympic Park has an £18m liability to the “Bombsite Britain” tax. The charge would be the largest in the history of the tax since it was introduced in 1966. Luckily it looks like the London Legacy Development Corporation […]

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London Olympic stadium could remain closed until after Rio 2016

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium may not re-open to the public until after the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, legacy chiefs have admitted. New chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation Dennis Hone told the London Assembly that the stadium would not reopen until August 2015 at the earliest. But, if West Ham […]

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Sign-up to see the future for the London 2012 Olympic Park

The London Legacy Development Corporation has released an online guide to inform how the Olympic Park will change over the next 10 months called noordinarypark.co.uk. People can be kept up to date about about plans for new homes, jobs and business opportunities, cultural events and attractions by signing up via the website. The Olympic Park […]

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Boris Johnson takes control of London 2012 Olympic legacy

Boris Johnson is to take charge of London’s Olympic legacy, with current legacy chairman Daniel Moylan standing down after just four months in charge. Moylan took on the role of chairman of the 2012 Olympics legacy body the London Legacy Development Corporation in May, replacing Baroness Margaret Ford. He will now become the Mayor of […]

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Olympic image warning – what must never happen to London…

These pictures of post-Olympic ruins show a fate that must never be allowed for London. The pictures on the excellent Flavorwire website are from an exhibition called The Olympic City by photographer Jon Pack and filmmaker Gary Hustwit. The Paralympics opens tonight, but in 12 days time London’s time in the Olympic spotlight will come […]

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World praise for London and its bright future after 2012 Olympics

It is good to shout about yourself, but even better if someone else can do it for you. There may have been a collective hangover feeling this week in the UK since the Games finished, but beneath that there is a swelling of pride, and it is good to see the world shares that feeling. The world reaction […]

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VIDEO: ICITY has pre-let half of the 1m sq ft Olympic media centre

The preferred occupier for the Olympic media centre, iCITY, says it has prelet 47% of the 1m sq ft site. Speaking yesterday at an Olympic legacy press conference in London, the company’s chief executive Gavin Poole said iCITY will announce new tenants in the autumn and expects tenants to move in by 2014. While a […]

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Copper Box nets Milton Keynes Lions as a legacy occupier

Tonight the focus in the Copper Box arena will be on handball, but after the London 2012 Olympics it will become all about basketball. The 6,000-capacity Copper Box arena is to become the new home of the Milton Keynes Lions British Basketball League club after the Olympic Games. The club will be renamed the London […]

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Property Olympic bronze medallist Alan Campbell praises London 2012 Games legacy

Jones Lang LaSalle consultant and Olympic rowing bronze medallist Alan Campbell is in no doubt that Britain will benefit from the 2012 Games. Britain’s first single sculls medallist since 1928 said the country will benefit from hosting the 2012 Games, both from a boost to business and from the legacy that has been created at […]

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