Olympicopolis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3697
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much of this project will be a reality before you leave office in 2016?

Answer

Answer for Olympicopolis

Answer for Olympicopolis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

'Olympicopolis' is a completely new cultural and educational quarter on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which will bring together a range of partners including University College London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the University of the Arts London and Sadler's Wells.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is currently in detailed discussions with Government and potential occupiers around funding of the project and a final outline business case has been submitted to DCLG.

In September, I launched a design competition for the cultural quarter, where bidders will produce a concept for the design of the site. A winner will be announced in the middle of next year and then a final design will be produced by the winning firm. Significant progress is also being made with UCL.    

By May 2016 initial designs should be complete to support further work on procurement and planning applications. Agreements will be in place with the future occupiers.