Convener: Clive Lyttle
Mark Morren, Ajay Chhabra, Becky Thomson
Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:
LOCAG – practical question of who should build it
Does an organization exists that can take the lead?
Then build it
Capital question – where does it come from?
Big contenders who runs it – responsibility – needs to be instigated by an existing authority.
Who is in a position to say this will happen?
LDA – has a history of Land development
Need proof of need for such a centre
ACE does it establish need through events such as this open space.
Who will fund it
Need to be built in two years time for 2012
Responsibility of sectors
Why are people not taking responsibility?
LDA – Hackney wick building
Dragons Den – need to involve entrepreneurs or corporate bodies
Richard Branson involved?
Top down or bottom up approach to development
Benefit of partners
Is 3 Mills the right site?
Could it be developed on other brown field site?
LDA – Purchase site
LOCAG / ODA bricks and mortar
ACE – what goes on inside ?
3 Mills thought to be an ideal site because of its isolated location i.e. surrounded by water, lee valley etc
Commitment to legacy
Animate space of Olympic park
Barcelona out door art park/event
Use by festival
Watch out for problems that happen in millennium dome and celebrations etc