June 18 2013 Latest news:
Else Kvist, Reporter
Monday, October 15, 2012
The company overseeing the Olympic Park is looking for its first food and drink supplier to run a cafe next to a £1million playground.
The London Legacy Development Corporation is looking for experienced café operators to lease and operate an 80 seat café, along with a community and events space, opening next summer.
The purpose build café, designed by Bam Nuttall, will be near what is being billed as one of the UK’s best children’s playgrounds to be build in the north of the park.
The corporation interim chief executive, Dennis Hone, predicts the cafe will become the area’s “beating heart”.
He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to be not just the first food supplier on the park but to become part of the community.
“It will become a place for parents to relax whilst children explore the delights of the adjacent play area.
“The events space could be used for learning, exhibitions, celebrations, whatever local people need.”
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will open in phases from July 2013 to spring 2014.