Hackney House exhibition to showcase East London Olympic legacy

Hackney Council is to present a free interactive exhibition on 3rd & 4th September that will explore the legacy impact of the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games on Hackney and East London.  

'The Place, The Community, The Future' will take place at Hackney House on Shoreditch High Street and aims to give an insight into what East London and the Olympic Park will look like and will explore benefits to the community and to businesses.

All exhibitors have been involved in the development of the Olympic & Paralympic Park, in the development of 2012 venues for future use or in delivering legacy projects now in the Olympic fringe.

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney, said:

"East Londoners can be proud that they have played a big part in making the 2012 Games the best ever but, in the long term, the success of these Games depends on the delivery of a sustainable legacy for the area.

"We are working hard to ensure the promises that were made to bring the Games to London are delivered in a way that has lasting benefit to the residents of Hackney. We want to share our vision and talk to local people about the opportunities and the future of our borough .

“I hope that many Hackney and East London residents will come along to find out more about how we are capitalising on the success of the Games."

Exhibitors will include:

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) - responsible for the development of the Olympic Park after the Games.

iCity - preferred bidders for the legacy transformation of the Press and Broadcast Centres.

East Village London - converting the 2012 Athletes Village into 2,818 homes, designed to the highest environmental and space standards by 16 world renowned architects.

Loughborough University - a key educational and technology partner in the iCity media centre bid.

LVRPA - Lee Valley Parks runs award winning open spaces and sports venues along the 26 mile long, 10,000 acre park, from the Thames to Hertfordshire. This includes the 2012 Legacy Park and LVRPA will run the 2012 Legacy Velopark from 2013.

The Legacy List - a charity dedicated to making creative connections between people and the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, actively engaging people in both the transformation of the park and of their own lives.

Muf Architecture – a key delivery partner for Design for London and LLDC, in revising the Olympic Ftinge with a suite of public realm and participatory projects.

The White Building – a key LLDC legacy project in Hackney Wick, designed by David Kohn Architects and run by Space Studios.

Hackney Council - lead organisation for the development of local Games legacy, showcasing the Ways into Work programme and Wick Area Action Plan.

Notes to editors:

1.  Hackney House is an arcihtect designed 1,000 SqM urban pop-up space in Hackney's Shoreditch district that has been showcasing the area's business and cultural offer during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It's a unique partnership between London Borough of Hackney and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and is supported by private sponsorship and membership. The venue also houses the UK Government's Trade and Investment Tech City Suite which showcases East London's tech and digital sector.

2.  Hackney House is self-funding and is generously supported by local businesses and investors into the area.