Archive | July, 2011

Three firms shortlisted to run £269m Aquatics Centre post 2012 Olympics

Greenwich Leisure, Parkwood Leisure and Serco Group were today shortlisted to operate the Aquatics Centre and Multi-use Arena after the 2012 Olympics. The Olympic Park Legacy Company today announced the shortlist and said the winner will be appointed in early 2012. Working with the Legacy Company, the chosen operator’s role will include developing pathways for […]

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Check out EG’s Special Edition Ipad app

Estates Gazette has launched its first ever iPad app today marking the 12-month countdown to the 2012 Games. We have put together a Special Edition focusing on legacies of sporting events, looking at how things are progressing at the Olympic Park in east London as well as assessing the Olympic legacies of Beijing, Athens and […]

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ODA and Delancey keeping schtum about village talks

The Olympic Delivery Authority and the joint venture between Qatari Diar and Delancey are both continuing to remain tight lipped over buying the Athletes Village. The two parties have been reported to be in exclusive talks over a £500m purchase of the private housing element of the village for nearly a fortnight now. If a […]

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Economic benefits of London 2012 Olympics questioned

Every pound spent on development for the London 2012 Olympics is worth 75 pence in long term investment for east London. According to the Department for Culture Media and Sport the area has benefited from a new park, world class sports venues, homes and first class transport links. The figures are contained in an interesting […]

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Latest Olympic developments – sand pits and flat pack furniture…

Away from the Olympic Park work has now started on the beach volleyball arena at Horse Guards Parade. Well, to be more precise, work has started on the test venue – a 1,500 seat scale model, one tenth of the size of the real thing that will be built ready for next July. Yesterday 2,274 […]

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Countdown begins for 2012 Olympics, home to world’s largest ever McDonalds

On Wednesday the world’s eyes will be trained on Trafalgar Square to mark the 12 month countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games. BBC will be beaming live from the iconic London square, which famously played host to wild celebrations in July 2005 when it was announced London had been chosen to host the Games. The […]

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Plan to turn 2012 Olympic media centre into UK Fashion Hub ticks all the boxes

The plans to transform the 2012 Olympic Media and Broadcast Centre into a UK Fashion Hub, which I have revealed exclusively in this week’s Estates Gazette, certainly seem to tick all the right boxes. It has long been the aim of the OPLC and the Government to see the 2012 Olympics media and broadcast centre […]

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London 2012 Olympics could take place this month, such is the progress

In an interview with The Telegraph, Deloitte chief executive David Sproul goes as far as to suggest that such is the progress in London’s preparations for the Olympics that it could do a pretty good job of hosting the Games were they to start this month. Indeed all the venues will be ready by next […]

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Team GB chooses Westfield as its 2012 Games HQ

Let’s hope that the Team GB stars don’t get too distracted by all the shops that will be around them during the 2012 Olympics. The British Olympic Association has announced it will occupy 21,500 sq ft on the eighth floor of Westfield Stratford City during the Games. The site, which overlooks the main stadium and the […]

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Managers, the London 2012 Olympics needs you…

Calling all managers that can spare some time during the 2012 Olympics. I have just got back from an interesting event at the Grange Hotel in Tower Hill about how London is doing in its Olympics’ preparation and what people can do to get involved. Boris Johnson’s Olympic advisor, Neale Coleman, put out a plea for […]

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