Category Archives: Stratford City

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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Stadium probe and the Upton Park effect, plus Westfield lands Team GB

Well, our news service has gone live today and it is time to sit back for a few minutes and return to all things Olympics. I hear there has been another small but significant knock-on effect from all the unpleasantness … 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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Olympics casino decision slipping …

While every other element at Westfield’s £1.45bn Stratford City Olympics shopping centre is flying seamlessly out of the ground, its plans to build the UK’s first “large” casino at the site remain a frustratingly distant dream at present. Newham selected … 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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Billy Mitchell and Newham’s Olympic battle …

I was unsurprised to see Billy Mitchell, the long-suffering petty criminal in EastEnders, limbering up in an eye-wateringly lemon tracksuit this week as he eyed a job as a 2012 London Olympics volunteer. “I’m an eastender born and bred so I’m … Continue reading

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Countdown for Olympic Village winner

Final bids have arrived in this week from the shortlisted bidders for the £500m-plus Olympic Village in east London. There are a number of theories about which bidder will be successful. Most people appear to be backing Qatari Diar/Delancey, principally because … Continue reading

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