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New Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Transformation after Olympics have finished.

This thread is for the transformation after the London Olympics/ Stadium transformation, village transformation and aquatics and velopark etc.

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All main venues have a future and a company to look after them after games, other than
the Stadium. http://noordinarypark.co.uk/

A New London Destination.

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Aquatics Center after the Olympics Games and part of the New Park.

Main entrance.


Main entrance spectators holing area.


Main entrance extended podium.


Main entrance outside.


Plaza.


Birds eye view.


Main entrance.


External view.


View from Carpenters Road.


View from car park.


Interior textures.


Interior.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/olympicsvideo/9465252/London-2012-Thousands-of-jobs-promised-as-Olympic-media-centre-will-turn-into-technology-hub.html

The London Legacy Development Corporation has chosen iCITY as the preferred bidder for the 1million sq ft site near Stratford with the aim of delivering a lasting legacy from the Games for local residents, local businesses and the UK.
The plans are to transform the Olympic press centre into media studios, university facilities and a new digital academy, with office space for start-up technology companies and a data centre.
Part of the appeal of the site for iCITY was that the media centre is the "most connected building in Europe. We know this because of the volume of fibre going in there and the fact that it has just broadcast the Games globally uninterrupted," said Gavin Poole.
He believes the project will create some 4,000 jobs in the technology hub, with another 2,000 plus in the local area, putting £300 million into the local area and creating a technology quarter for London.
 

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What next for Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome and the Copper Box?
Olympic venues will form part of a £300m regeneration for east London including 10,000 homes


Olympic Stadium

With a permanent lower-tier capacity of 25,000 and flexible temporary steel and concrete upper tier to hold a further 55,000 that can be dismantled after the Games, it is set to be the new national home for athletics and host to the IAAF 2017 World Athletics Championships. It is hoped it will be used for concerts and other cultural and arts events. In addition four bids for use have also been received from West Ham United, Intelligent Transport Services in association with Formula One, UCFB College of Football Business and Leyton Orient.

Athletes' village

It will become East Village as it is transformed into 2,818 new homes with a mixture of affordable tenures and shared equity. Kitchens will be installed, along with new carpets or timber floors.

Aquatics Centre

The local community, clubs and schools as well as elite swimmers are anticipated to be among the 800,000 visitors a year it is hoped will visit this venue to be operated by Greenwich Leisure Limited for 10 years starting in 2013. It is planned the centre will cater for national and European events, with regular users including Triathlon England and British Swimming. Two temporary wings will be removed, and pools have moveable booms and floors to create different depths and pool sizes.

Velodrome


This will form the heart of the new Lee Valley VeloPark for use by the local community, clubs and elite athletes and run by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The site will include a reconfigured BMX track, a new mountain bike track, a new road cycle circuit, as well as a cafe, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities.

Eton Manor

Two separate venues will emerge from this site. A hockey centre with two pitches will become England Hockey's national events venue and regional performance centre, and home to England and GB hockey fixtures. Five hockey clubs are interested in relocating to the centre, which will host the 2016 European Hockey Championships. Ten five-a-side football pitches will also be available. A tennis centre will comprise four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts which will be used for regional tennis development programmes and as a wheelchair tennis performance centre.

Press and broadcast centres


iCity, the sole preferred bidder, aims to create a centre for technology, design and research, including a conference centre and pedestrian square to provide space for broadcasting major sporting events, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The Copper Box


This will become a multi-use sports centre for community use, athlete training and events, operated by Greenwich Leisure Limited. It is anticipated it will be used for international competition and community use in a wide range of indoor sports including basketball, handball, badminton, boxing, martial arts, netball, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and volleyball.

Eton Dorney


The Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake, 25 miles west of London, was already a world-class facility which was improved for the Games, and will continue to be used as a top training and competition facility.

Lee Valley White Water Centre


Built for the Olympics, it will become a world-class canoeing and kayaking facility for people of all levels of ability, and a major leisure attraction for white water rafting, hosting the 2015 Canoe Slalom World Championships.

Greenwich Park


The temporary arenas at the grassland enclosure will be dismantled. The equestrian course at the royal park is undergoing work to return it to public use. Work is expected to continue into October. Elsewhere, work will commence on revitalising the grass.

ExCel



Will revert to its role as exhibition spaces in London's Docklands for awards ceremonies, conferences and other sporting events .

Horse Guards Parade


Beach volleyball will be replaced by Trooping the Colour at the parade ground as it reverts to its traditional role in London's ceremonial life.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/201...-stadium-velodrome-regeneration?newsfeed=true
 

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Nice. Some pretty tall residential towers in that video at the start of the thread.
 

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^^^ bet us cyclists WILL NOT be allowed to cycle around like that lol

Nice that there will be 2000 newts included
 

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All I say is that the long time scales they have given themselves to build all the sites may come to haunt them. The reason I say this is that in the interim all those unused plots are to be grassed over and be part of the park. How will people feel if after ten years of loving a popular park, they see a big chunk is going to be turned into apartments. It's all very well saying 'this was planned from the start' but people may say 'actually I prefer a bigger park, I'm going to fight this to the death'.

The most likely bone of contention is the space between the media centre and the park, and the area to the South of the Orbit. This area is going to a big circular lawn lined with trees, just before the more intensely planted pleasure gardens to the North. It could prove popular as a picnic and informal play space. At the moment the plan is to bulldoze it away for some apartment blocks which seem to sit reasonably close to the the Orbit. I'm not sure that will happen.
 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/olympicsvideo/9465252/London-2012-Thousands-of-jobs-promised-as-Olympic-media-centre-will-turn-into-technology-hub.html


Part of the appeal of the site for iCITY was that the media centre is the "most connected building in Europe. We know this because of the volume of fibre going in there and the fact that it has just broadcast the Games globally uninterrupted," said Gavin Poole.
Where on earth did they get that idea from. the media centre has no more connectivity than your average skyscraper or large office building. All of the hard work is being done by kit based in the big datacentres in East India dock... where Telehouse North holds the actual title for Europe's most connected building.
 

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The park is so sparse I really hope there is nearby density so it does not become a waste land.

Really glad it's being called Queen Elizabeth. Good that its something being created and called after her rather than renaming an existing structure.
 
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