Category Archives: OPLC

Ever widening suitor list targets Olympic media centre

Any fears that this Friday’s looming deadline for bids for the 2012 Broadcast and Media Centre in Hackney Wick would be met by a worrying lack of credible interest can be roundly dismissed. I can reveal that the consortium, backed … Continue reading

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Westfield’s Stratford offices proving occupiers will come east …

There is a lot happening in and around the Olympics Park just now, so time for a quick update on some of the more important elements. I was at the launch yesterday of One Stratford Place, Westfield’s first 130,000 sq … Continue reading

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Handelsman buys Olympic luxury tower site

Here’s a story I have just revealed on the CoStar News site. Another ambitious development project moves forward in the Stratford Olympics zone. Harry Handelsman’s Manhattan Loft Corporation has bought a site directly to the north east of the Olympic … Continue reading

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Qatari/Delancey in, as Wellcome goes out of fashion

It’s been a busy time for Olympic news in the past few days. Firstly, it seems a racing certainty that the Wellcome Trust’s plans to take over the Olympic Village and much of the Olympic Park are not going to … Continue reading

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Wellcome Trust steps up the pressure at Athletes Village

There really never is a dull day if you are working on the Olympics development. First thing to say, I have been a tad remiss on the Olympics blog recently as all of my energies have been devoted to the … Continue reading

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BBC’s Television Centre sale has Olympic ramifications …

The BBC at some stage this week will officially bring to market Television Centre, its famous studios in Shepherd’s Bush, west London. There is a pretty good story here in The Guardian from a couple of weeks ago about the … Continue reading

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LTGDC on plans for something ‘a little bit different’ in Hackney Wick

I have just been speaking to Peter Andrews, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation’s redoubtable chief executive, about the body’s just-published indicative plans for regeneration around Hackney Wick station Andrews explained the key thinking behind the plans. The most important element … Continue reading

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