The Olympics press and broadcast centre will house a datacentre and set up incubator following the Games, according to an announcement by iCity, the association that will lead the post-event transformation of the site.
A subsidiary of Infinity SDC, to create a long term legacy use for the media centre iCity is now the preferred bidder by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
The centre for media studios, university facilities and a new digital academy will also be part of the site. The transformative project will see the creation of 4,600 jobs on the Olympic Park site said ICity.
“ICity will provide a sustainable legacy for the local community through the creation of thousands of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities,” said chief executive Gavin Poole.
Two of the most digitally connected buildings in the world are the press and broadcast centers. It pledged to invest £350m more to advance the digital infrastructure and further double the amount devoted by the government already.
“The incredible track record of start-ups and entrepreneurs in East London is growing at an impressive rate, and this is a chance to provide additional connectivity, capacity, investment and highly advanced infrastructure,” added Poole.
“I am hugely excited that work can now begin on turning that vision into a reality.”
The group anticipated to assist in driving the regeneration of East London in the bid iCity made to the LLDC, and build on the success of the Tech City program.
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