[First look] RPS Burks Green has taken the wraps of its International Broadcast Centre (IBC) project at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London
Designed to accommodate 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists during the games, the 275 metre-long building has been made to be as ‘flexible as possible’ for legacy uses - according to client the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
The building is part of the ODA’s £355 million Main Media Complex project which includes a Main Press Centre building designed by Allies and Morrison and scheduled to complete later this month.
Boris Johnson, London mayor said: ‘The capital is going to be at the centre of global media attention during the summer of 2012, with thousands of broadcasters descending on London’s great sporting spectacular.
‘As well as providing them with a world class facility to tell the story of the Games, we aim to make the fantastic International Broadcast Centre the focus of a new high-tech creative hub to benefit the capital for years to come.’
John Armitt, ODA chairman added: ‘The Olympic Park project is on schedule and within budget. Today’s announcement of the completion of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) means that with over a year to go to the Games five of the six main venues on the site have now finished construction, allowing time for LOCOG to install overlay and run test events.
‘The ODA has hit all of its milestones to date and we are firmly on track to deliver the venues and infrastructure required for the Games and in legacy as planned.’