Olympic Park opens to Londoners as part of Open House Weekend 2009

12 Aug





2012 logoPress release: Tuesday 11th August 2009                 2012

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is aiming to break last year’s record number of visitors to the Olympic Park as part of Open House London, the Capital’s largest architectural showcase.


People from all over London are invited to come on a bus tour of the Olympic Park on the 19 or 20 September 2009 to view the latest progress on site.  As part of the ODA’s community engagement programme, 30,000 people have already been around the Olympic Park since the project began.


Construction is well underway on site with the external structure of the Olympic Stadium complete, the roof of the Aquatics Centre over halfway finished and building work well underway on the other main venues. 


Open House Weekend will also offer visitors an opportunity to hear first hand from people working on the project, view films and venue models as part of an exhibition. This year the ODA will be providing tours for 4,000 people, compared with 3,000 in 2008 and 2,000 in 2007.


ODA Chairman John Armitt said:


“There will be 4,000 bus spaces available for this year’s Open House London weekend and visitors will be able to see the progress we are making on site for themselves.  The external structure of the Stadium is now complete, the Aquatics Centre roof is over halfway finished and the foundations of the Velodrome are taking shape.”


Info:  Call 0300 2012 550 to book your place now.


1.      Bus tours will run from the SCORE Complex on Oliver Road in Leyton where there will be an interactive exhibition. Places must be booked in advance.

2.      Bus tours will run between 8:30am and 6:15pm on both days.

3.      Due to health and safety, no children under the age of 8 will be allowed onto the tour as it is a live construction site.


For further information please contact the Olympic Delivery Authority Press Office on +44 (0)20 3 2012 700 or visit the website at london2012.com.


The construction of the venues and infrastructure of the London 2012 Games is funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Mayor of London and the London Development Agency.


Find out the latest from London 2012 HQ on their blog http://blog.london2012.com


The London Olympics and Paralympics are being promoted as a celebration of the UK’s Multicultural heritage. How do you think African arts can be represented in the opening and closing ceremonies in 2012?


2 Responses to “Olympic Park opens to Londoners as part of Open House Weekend 2009”


  1. Valuable Internet Information » We’re on Twitter! - August 12, 2009

    […] Continued here: We’re on Twitter! […]

  2. The Twenty Twelve Games - August 12, 2009

    […] the rest here:  We’re on Twitter! africa-first, african, african-arts, african-films, Aquatics, archive, focus-features, […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: