The design of the east London Olympic Park centrepiece of the London 2012 Games prepares to move to the next stage of development
The London 2012 masterplan marks the first time that Olympic operations and post-Games legacy have been fully integrated at the outset of the planning process, providing a new model for the long-term use of Olympic venues. The new approach reflects the IOC's emphasis on sustainable use of Olympic venues by host cities and their communities as a lasting Games legacy.
The final Olympic Park masterplan optimises layout of venues for Olympic and Paralympic athletes and spectators at Games time, and improves location, access and use of the Park's facilities for London and the UK after the Games. The revised design of the Olympic Park retains the key Olympic stadium, Aquatics Centre and Olympic Village venues while enabling hockey, cycling, including BMX, and tennis to form a major new sports and leisure hub for the local communities, for London and for the UK after the Games.