Have you heard about Here East? G&T is providing cost management services on the iconic transformation of the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centres into over one million square feet of dedicated and versatile space for creative and digital companies in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Read on to find out more about this historic redevelopment…
The development forms part of the Olympic Legacy plan, where its values are centred on local and Olympic history, combining creativity with inclusivity both in its design and concept. With 500 on-site members and organisations Here East is built with a bold vision- a campus designed into fostering collaboration between start ups and big business. ‘London’s former home for making’ is a place where innovative products can be developed and technology and creativity can thrive.
Due to open in January 2017 the site is already home to BT Sport, Loughborough University, Studio Wayne McGregor, UCL and Infinity SDC. The project involves the complete replacement of the façade including eight million digitally printed dots providing solar shading to the new façade, making it one of the largest digitally printed jobs in Europe.
Earlier this summer it appointed ENTIQ as its partner to help create and run Europe’s largest innovation centre, which will provide 70,000 square feet of state of the art incubator, accelerator and collaborative workspace. As well as providing a new community destination featuring a landscaped canal side with artisan cafes, shops and restaurants, it will also create over 7,500 jobs including 5,300 directly on-site and a further 2,200 in the local community.
“Here East has provided me with an amazing opportunity to be involved in the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The transformation of the existing buildings into a 1.2 million square foot digital and creative campus has been a unique and exciting project and one that I am proud to have been involved in.”
Craig Chatley, G&T Senior Associate
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