The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has confirmed Carillion and Igloo as the developers of the Olympic media centre for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The joint venture beat competition from Development Securities and Bouygues to develop the 1.3m sq ft press centre, as reported by Property Week (03.08.08).

The media centre, which is split between the Main Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre, will comprise 1.3m sq ft across three buildings.

The International Broadcast Centre will provide 807,000 sq ft of studios across two floors while the four-storey Main Press Centre will provide more than 480,000 sq ft of offices for journalists.

Following the Games it is hoped that the centre will form a hub for high technologies and media companies.

The site has been cleared and the ODA expects planning and final designs to be completed by the end of this year.

The ODA said this will trigger private sector finance for construction to start in spring.