Statement from Mayor of Hackney following Government statement on more funding for 2012 media centres

Jules Pipe, directly elected Mayor of Hackney, said: “The Council has been campaigning for both the main press centre and international broadcast centre to be permanent buildings built in Hackney Wick to support a legacy use for digital, media and creative industries. Today’s news is a big step in the right direction towards providing a meaningful and lasting employment legacy for local people.

“The media centres represent the single most significant opportunity for an economic legacy for East London from the Games. Leading media companies have expressed strong interest in moving to the centres in legacy, and the Council will continue to use every available opportunity to work with Olympic decision-makers to secure this outcome for Hackney.”