QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
In January 2012 the London Legacy Development Corporation awarded GLL with the contract to manage the Aquatics Centre and Copper Box, following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
We’re delighted to be managing these iconic sporting venues, which hosted some of the finest athletes in the world during the summer of 2012. These will then be turned into legacy venues, for the whole community and high-performance athletes to use for many future years.
How will the venues change?
Following the Games the venues will take on an extensive transformation as the Legacy Corporation create Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This work will include clearing games time overlay including temporary venues, walkways and roads; connecting the Park with new roads, cycle and pedestrian paths; and completing permanent venues, bridges and parklands.
We’re already working with the Legacy Corporation to decide how to make the most of the venues and we’re developing fun and innovative programmes to bring them to life. The venues will also create a number of job opportunities for local people - more information on this will be available soon.
How long will it take?
The transformation project is expected to take up to 18 months after the Games end, although it’s phased so that sections of the Park will be open to the public from summer 2013.
The Copper Box is expected to open for everyone from summer 2013, with the Aquatics Centre opening in 2014.
GLL sport and social legacy
Our work within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park forms part of the GLL sport and social legacy strategy. More information on this and the GLL Sport Foundation, which supports talented athletes is located in additional information.