London Legacy Development Corporation seeks event and venue operators

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LondonLegecyDevelopmentCorporationThe London Legacy Development Corporation is looking for a number of event organisers and promoters to become part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The organisation has already announced a series of summer events – now it seeks people to organise events in a variety of spaces available on the park. It wishes to see seasonal events and theatre productions within the site’s South Park.

Explained Dennis Hone, chief executive, London Legacy Development Corporation: “Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is developing into a fantastically exciting new part of London with international sports competitions, world-class events and a packed programme of activities. These spaces are designed to work together to provide a variety of events and attractions from seasonal fairs and markets to concerts, awards ceremonies and conferences. We are looking for world-class operators who can deliver the variety, quality and originality that we expect for a site so loved by the British public.”

The new opportunities are located to the south of the Aquatics Centre, ArcelorMittal Orbit and stadium. They are:

South Park Lawn

A 15,000 sqaure metre outdoor lawn available from spring 2014 for five years with a possible two-year extension. This open green space and fabulous purpose designed lawn is a spectacular setting for concerts, outdoor shows, festivals and cultural events.

Pavilion

In addition, on the southern edge of the lawn, there will be an events pavilion with a 5,000 square metres footprint and up to two storeys. The pavilion will offer a year round indoor event facility and will be in an ideal spot to provide hospitality for the full programme of events planned for the park, which includes the 2017 World Athletics Championship. This opportunity will also be available for five years from spring 2014 with a possible two-year extension.

Outline planning permission for South Park Pavilion has been submitted.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is looking for a high quality design for the South Park pavilion, something that will complement the surrounding park and prove worthy of the high class events it shall be hosting.

Stratford Waterfront

A vibrant waterfront space covering around 20,000 square metres and available for five years from spring 2014 for a range of seasonal fairs and attractions. In the winter months (November to January) these seasonal fairs will be expected to expand out into Plaza and South Park Lawn to provide a unique offer. Stratford Waterfront will be developed on part of the site previously occupied by the Waterpolo Arena.

South Park Plaza

The Plaza is the centrepiece of the South Park, bringing together the Waterfront, Lawn and venues and linking them with the rest of the park. The Plaza is made up of a series of “outdoor rooms” – each one is themed and provides a variety of opportunities for casual use as well as organised activities. The “rooms” cover around 10,000 sqaure metres. The Legacy Corporation is looking for an operator to bring this space to life with something for local residents and international tourists alike.

To apply for any of the above opportunities, please click here.

Interested parties should complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which can be found on the site.

You must register for the site in order to access the prequalification documents and supplier’s guide. The access code for these opportunities is ZSK4P6727X

The deadline for submitting your PQQ by 12pm on is February 27.