Strong interest in developing Stratford Games’ sites

A dozen “high profile” but un-named companies have registered an interest in the Press and Broadcast Centre buildings and Chobham Manor at Stratford, the Olympic Park Legacy Company have revealed

The first residential neighbourhood to be developed after the 2012 Games. the neighbourhood will have around 800 homes with 70 per cent of them offer much needed family housing. Construction will begin in 2013, with the first homes being ready in 2015.

Ten companies have bid to be significant tenants of the Press and Broadcast Centre. The Legacy Company will shortlist bidders in the New Year.

Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said: “We have received an extremely strong response to the Press and Broadcast Centre and Chobham Manor opportunities. Such market interest in the current economic climate is testament to the private sector’s confidence in the (post-Games) Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”

Shortly the Legacy Company will also open the bidding process for organisations interested in becoming tenants and occupants of the multi-use Olympic Stadium.