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Ben Parkinson
Ben Parkinson
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  • 16th August 2012

iCity goes for golden Olympic Legacy

Prospective Olympic Media Centre occupier iCity reveals 47% pre-let of 1m sq ft site.


With the Olympic flag now planted in Rio, all eyes are back on Stratford as the drive for legacy begins.


Speaking at a recent press conference, iCity chief executive Gavin Poole claimed that the new tenants would be announced in the autumn, with businesses set to move in by 2014.


Loughborough University have already taken a significant portion, with high tech industry leader Infinity set to open an extensive new data centre. Poole described on-going negotiations with further businesses as “positive”.


In an interview with EGTV, Poole suggested that potential partners could include business incubators, post production companies, Hackney Community College and an as yet unnamed major TV channel.


So confident are iCity of filling the centre, that discussions are already under way to increase capacity by half, with Poole stating “We have a robust business plan. That's what won us the bid. We are 47% pre-let already and we are looking at taking it from 1m to 1.5m sq ft”.


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