The Smithsonian in the Olympic Park (2)

MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How are you ensuring there will be sufficient public consultation, and cooperation with local heritage projects, in planning for a potential opening of an exhibition space by the Smithsonian in the Olympic Park?


Answer for The Smithsonian in the Olympic Park (2)

Answer for The Smithsonian in the Olympic Park (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The cultural and higher education institutions planning moves to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the Olympicopolis project are committed to working closely with existing, local groups to explore opportunities for engagement and collaboration.

To enable this, a forum comprising local businesses, cultural groups and community organisations is being created. 

In addition, the planning process for 'Olympicopolis' will include an extensive consultation period, providing the local community with the opportunity to comment on the proposals.