The Media Press Centre for the 2012 Olympic games in London will be used to provide 29,000 square metres of green office space after the events finish, the Olympic Delivery Authority has announced.
The MPC, which will provide a base for around 20,000 journalists and broadcasters over the course of the games, will be constructed to stringent environmental standards, resulting in a legacy of high-quality green commercial property.
The centre, on which construction will begin this spring, was specifically designed with this purpose in mind.
Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe commented: “Local businesses and media companies have expressed strong interest in moving to the facilities in legacy, and we will continue to work to secure the best possible legacy for our borough, residents and local businesses.”
The MPC’s facilities will include non-drinking recycled water, a ‘brown roof’ and other habitats for flora and fauna.