Mayor of Hackney - statement in response to CABE comments on 2012 media centres

Jules Pipe, elected Mayor of Hackney, said:

"Hackney have worked closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority throughout the development of the media centres and will continue to do so. We have consistently and strongly lobbied for both the broadcast and press centres to be on the same site in Hackney and crucially that the buildings are of a high quality, to attract high quality employers and therefore high quality jobs for the people of Hackney after the games.

"Hackney agrees with CABE that the current design and detail does not meet the needs of the high quality employers who have expressed interest in using the centres after the Games. I am disappointed, and will use the short time we have left to continue pushing for a better quality building so it can deliver a genuine legacy for the people of Hackney."