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LLDC unveils plans for Olympic Park South Plaza

Plans to transform the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been published by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)

The South Plaza, located in the South Park, will be a landscaped public area offering entertainment and activity for visitors and locals alike.

The park will include a 12m-wide tree line promenade, fountain, carousel, performance and music space and a play area with a climbing wall. A park hub adjacent to the ArcelorMittalOrbit will have a café, box office and roof top pavilion.

The LLDC aims to open the south park in the spring of 2014.

Daniel Moylan, LLDC chairman, said: “The SouthPlazawill be a unique recreational space for London. One that combines stunning scenery with an ever changing programme of events and attractions to entertain and inspire.

“It will become a powerful draw for millions of visitors each year and a gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”

And LLDC chief executive Andrew Altman said: “We want to create an extraordinary public space that visitors will keep coming back to. With the backdrop of iconic venues, theSouthPlazawill be a dynamic public space that offers a different experience every time people visit.

“Londonis already further ahead in planning legacy than any previous Olympic host city. We aim to create theSouthPlazaas part of the 18 month transformation of the Park after the Games from an Olympic site into a new part ofLondon.

“The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be no ordinary Park offering something for everyone.”

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