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QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

“THE OLYMPIC PARK ANd sURROUNdINg AREA Is LONdON’s sINgLE MOsT IMPORTANT REgENERATION PROjECT fOR THE NExT 25 YEARs.” BORIs jOHNsON, MAYOR Of LONdON

“LONdONERs ANd THE wORLd wILL BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK ANd sEE THIs PROjECT As A dEfININg MOMENT IN THE HIsTORY Of A gREAT gLOBAL CITY.” BARONEss MARgARET fORd, CHAIR, OLYMPIC PARK LEgACY COMPANY

“THIs Is ONE Of THE BOLdEsT URBAN TRANsfORMATIONs IN THE wORLd – BUILdINg ON THE BEsT Of LONdON TO BECOME ONE Of THE CITY’s gREAT PLACEs.” ANdREw ALTMAN, CHIEf ExECUTIvE, OLYMPIC PARK LEgACY COMPANY

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The City of London

Heathrow

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Km2 site area Acres of open space New neighbourhoods Km of waterways London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports venues Minutes from the City of London

HOMEs INsPIREd BY THE BEsT Of LONdON’s HERITAgE

Imagine the best of London, all in one place. Tradition and innovation, side-by-side, in a landscape of quality family homes, waterways, parklands and open spaces – anchored by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will offer all of this and more. It will take the best of ‘old’ London – such as terraced housing inspired by Georgian and Victorian architecture, set in crescents and

squares, within easy walking distance of a variety of parks and open spaces. It will take the best of ‘new’ London – whether in terms of sport, sustainability or technology – to create a new destination for business, leisure and life. Above all, the Park will be inspired by London’s long history of ‘villages’, quality public spaces, facilities and urban living – learning from the best of the past – to build successful communities for families of the future.

Five new neighbourhoods will be established around the Park, each with its own distinct character. Some residents will live in modern squares and terraces, others will enjoy riverside living, with front doors and gardens opening on to water. With the right mix of apartments and houses, located close to the facilities communities need to develop and grow, the Park will have the foundations to become a prosperous, vibrant new piece of city.

– Up to 11,000 new homes – 35% affordable housing – 40% family homes “London is sorely missing family home developments. Coupled with the right social infrastructure, the plans provide the ingredients to help make successful neighbourhoods that will become attractive and inviting places to live.” June Barnes, Chief Executive, East Thames Housing Group

Five new neighbourhoods

COMMUNITIEs THAT wORK ANd gROw

The neighbourhoods of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will provide residents with a range of homes in an exceptional location that will become one of London’s most celebrated places over the next ten years. Importantly, these neighbourhoods will include vital community facilities such as schools, shops, places to relax, play and exercise as well as faith, health and community centres – all within easy walking distance.

The stated need from local residents is for real jobs and opportunities to build careers across a range of business sectors. The Park and its key employment hubs will start to address this need by providing 8-10,000 jobs located in inspiring modern workspaces within an inviting parkland setting. Imagine being able to walk or cycle for a few minutes to reach your new office, in the shadow of some of London’s best-known buildings, including the 115m ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Picture taking your lunch break in the Olympic Park – using the Aquatics Centre or the Velodrome, nipping to the shops of Westfield Stratford City or enjoying your sandwich by the river. The Park will be an exciting place that works in every sense, delivering new homes, local jobs and long-term opportunities, all linked to the rest of this global city. – 11 schools and nurseries – 3 health centres

Three key employment hubs

A vIBRANT NEw PART Of EAsT LONdON

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will deliver a new piece of city embedded in the vibrant communities of East London. The dynamic, diverse and creative energy of the surrounding areas will bring life into the Park. It will quickly become part of the diverse fabric of East London, with its character and spirit adding to the rich tapestry of local life. Park residents will enjoy strong physical, economic and social links with their longestablished neighbours in surrounding areas.

Footpaths and cycleways, as well as waterways, bridges and roads; will criss-cross the Park, linking it to all its neighbouring communities. These vital local links will help stitch together previously disconnected and often isolated places. The excellent transport connections will feed the local economy linking businesses and workers to new opportunities. These links will also open the Park to its cultural and social neighbours, offering new

collaborations and shared opportunities for art, entertainment and events. The Park will be an exciting new destination for those living in East London as well as millions of people from the rest of London and beyond. – 30 min walk from the Stadium to Victoria Park – 15 bus routes from Stratford station – 30 bridges in and around the Park

Roads, streets and bridges

OPEN sPACE ANd vIBRANT wATERwAYs

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park benefits from a truly extraordinary location. It forms the southern part of the 26-mile green corridor of the Lee Valley Regional Park, with its award-winning mix of countryside activities, sports facilities and nature reserves. At the same time, the Olympic Park is minutes away from the centre of two of the world’s major commercial hubs – Canary Wharf and the City of London.

The Park enjoys an almost unique ability to weave nature into the city. During the 2012 Games, visitors will get the first taste of this remarkable new landscape, shaped by a distinctive network of revitalised waterways, landscaped parklands and vibrant, urban open spaces. The restored canals and rivers will help bring the landscape back to life, whilst also creating inspiring places to work and play – right on the water.

The waterways will link the River Thames and the historic docklands of East London to the heart of the new Park, with its familyfocused green spaces, events and activities. The northern river-valley parkland, roughly the size of St James’ Park, will mature in the years after the Games as a green lung for the benefit of Londoners and visitors.

“The Olympic Park offers a truly unique opportunity. To have all of these assets combined in one place, within a few miles of central London, but with the space and the political will to deliver something quite extraordinary, is not something which comes along very often.” Roger Madelin, Joint Chief Executive, Argent

Rivers, canals and parks

LONdON’s NEw gLOBAL ATTRACTION

London will be at the centre of the global stage in 2012. Its millions of Games-time visitors will discover a new destination. Standing tall above it all will be the 115m ArcelorMittal Orbit – the UK’s tallest sculpture – offering unparalleled views across the city. The ArcelorMittal Orbit will be a symbol of the ambition and creativity of the Park, which will also be demonstrated by a world-class

programme of activities, events and festivals to be staged from the summer of 2013 onwards. A day in the Park might start with a coffee and toast, soaking in the views of the Park and the striking 2012 Games venues. Your morning could feature a trip up the Orbit – to see the remarkable panorama across London – followed by some retail therapy at Westfield Stratford City.

Lunchtime could include some exercise at one of the sports venues or some street art in the open spaces that will feature an exciting line-up of activities and performance. Your afternoon could be full of sport, whether trying your hand at BMX at the VeloPark or watching world champions at the Aquatics Centre or the Stadium. And, to finish the day, you could enjoy dinner at one of the Park’s restaurants – or head to

Brick Lane, Green Street or other East London hotspots to enjoy local music and cuisine. The next twenty years will see Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park emerge as a national and international destination, where you can find the best of London, all in one place.

Three new icons for London

EvERYONE’s AN ATHLETE

The magic and spirit of the world’s greatest sporting festival will live on in the Park’s five permanent sporting venues. In the south plaza, the two main London 2012 venues – the Stadium and the Aquatics Centre – will be at the heart of an exciting new visitor experience. The north park will be home to the UK’s only VeloPark offering a purpose-built road cycle circuit, the Velodrome, BMX tracks and mountain-bike trails. This is further

complemented by the mixed-use sports facilities at Eton Manor – both operated by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. Together, these London 2012 venues will be the platform to deliver a genuine sporting legacy, encouraging excellence from national and international competition to local clubs and school leagues. They will set the tone for the Park, where the focus will be on active and outdoor living: sport, recreation and play. Residents and visitors will

enjoy watching and taking part in sporting competitions, which will see local users sharing facilities with the new generation of elite athletes in training. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be the most accessible destination in London, enjoying the highest levels of inclusive design. This will enable all visitors, residents, athletes of all levels and those with a disability to make full use of these exceptional facilities.

The south plaza will be the first area to reopen after the Games, with a rolling programme of sporting and cultural events from 2013 onwards. With this, the promise of a true sporting legacy for all - made during London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Games – will be delivered: day-in, day-out.

2012 Games venues

LINKs TO EvERYwHERE

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be one of the best-connected destinations in London. Nine rail lines will serve the Park from 2017, including connections to mainland Europe as well as the planned Crossrail stop at Stratford Regional Station. Whether you are coming from Bristol or Brussels, you will be able to enjoy quick and easy train travel and onward connections.

If you want to drive, the M25, offering road access to the entire south-east of England and further, is only 30 minutes away. There will be excellent international air connections with City Airport 20 minutes away by train and London Heathrow just over an hour. No matter where you’re coming from, getting to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be convenient and easy.

– 30% of London’s stations can be reached with a direct connection – 20 minutes to City Airport – 30 minutes drive to the M25

Main roads and rail lines

fIT fOR THE 21sT CENTURY

Sustainability was at the heart of London’s successful bid for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will respect, and continue to deliver, on the ‘green’ initiatives of the Games, aiming to create a sustainable development that is in tune with the world’s changing climate and resource needs. Using the best of the Games’ infrastructure, innovation and inspiration, the Park will

provide a new blueprint for 21st century sustainable city living. Residents and visitors will be encouraged to cycle and walk, using the bike routes and pathways that cover the entire Park. The Park’s buildings will use the latest ‘green’ technologies and low-carbon design, minimising their overall environmental impact and their energy needs.

And the power that is required for much of the Park will be provided by a new Energy Centre, using the latest sustainable energy technology. The Park will also feature other environmental innovations, such as ‘grey and black water’ recycling, where waste water from baths, sinks and washing machines is re-used elsewhere on-site.

The Park was conceived as an environmental showcase and will continue to strive for environmental excellence. – 10,000 homes can be powered by the Park’s Energy Centre – 2,000 semi-mature trees being planted across the Park – 35 km of new cycleways and footpaths

Ensuring sustainability

1 North park and river valley Reopening 2013 9 VeloPark Opening 2013

2 Park-side terraces From 2020

10 Family neighbourhood From 2014

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3 Mixed-use business district From 2013 1 2

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11 Athletes’ Village From 2012

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4 Canal-side walks Opening 2013

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12 Westfield Stratford City From 2011

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13 5 Activated waterways From 2013 6 15 7 14 13 Stratford & Stratford International stations From 2009

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6 Local links Built from 2010

14 South plaza and Stratford waterfront Events from 2013

7 Canal-side housing From 2015–2026

15 Aquatics Centre Reopening 2014

NB: Dates are indicative only as part of phased reopening of the Park

8 Stadium Reopening 2014/2015

QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK IN 2030

16 ArcelorMittal Orbit Reopening 2013