As of 2013, the Olympic Park which housed the 2012 games earlier this year will be renamed ‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’; and in a bid to make use of what has been dubbed by some as “a waste of money” and “national pride” – the park will be open for the public and transformed into what I’ll describe as another city (within the city). More after the break
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They’re describing it as London’s newest urban park where it will feature much more than just green space but state-of-the-art sporting venues set to host both minor and major events in the years to come. The park is also said to include new neighbourhoods with new homes, new schools, a library and much more. Business will also be on the up as organisations big and small are encouraged to set up and thrive on the ‘cultural hotbeds’ that are the surrounding areas.
This half looks like a good plan especially if you’re into your sports/training; what better place to play some sport than the iconic venues used for the Olympics, and obviously this district will be a great addition to East London, aesthetically. I suppose I wonder what kind of housing will be built in the park… they should be affordable for people that already live in the surrounding areas. On the London Legacy website they’ve stated that up to 35% will be affordable housing. Will this create the ‘community’ ambiance they’re aiming for? I have mixed feelings. If you’ve been to Custom House/Excel then you’ll probably see why. Anywho, a website has been set up with all of the relevant info, it looks/sounds great check it out!