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Interest invited in Olympic Stadium legacy use

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has invited expressions of interest from parties keen to use the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.

Organisations or consortia interested in managing, operating in, or locating to the Stadium after the Games have eight weeks to come forward with their initial views.

These could include sporting, community, education, visitor attraction or commercial uses.

The OPLC said it aimed to reach a “settled position” on the stadium’s future use by the end of March 2011.

OPLC chief executive Andrew Altman said: “The Olympic Stadium is a truly iconic structure that should be a focal point for sport and community-led events including schools, clubs and creative and social enterprises.

“A successful Stadium legacy is vital to the Company’s long term aspirations for the Olympic Park. We want to provide local people with significant improvements in health and well-being, education, skills and training, job opportunities, cultural entitlements, housing, social integration and the environment.”

Interested parties are asked to consult the OPLC’s Memorandum of Information, which has full data on the stadium, the vision for the wider Olympic Park and instructions for formulating a response.

Soft market testing will be completed by the middle of June, at which point the Company will move to the next stage of securing the Stadium legacy, which could include a public procurement exercise.