Speaking at London & Partners' Olympic venue tour – run as part of Confex – Clive Little, director of events and programming at LLDC, said he expects the new venue to form a popular corporate and consumer events destination in the South Plaza area of the re-opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The South Park Pavilion will comprise a 5,000m2 footprint, over one or two floors, and will also include a 15,000m2 outdoor events space – the South Park Lawn – an open area capable of accommodating larger events including concerts and festivals. The year-round facility is scheduled to open in spring 2014.
C&IT also learned that platforms on the roof of the Olympic Stadium, used for aerial stunts during the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, could be used by corporate groups in the future. Head of Communications - Business & Major Events at London & Partners, Chloe Couchman said such an opportunity would be "entirely feasible, depending who ended up operating the venue".