The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has submitted plans for the 900,000 sq ft £355m media centre for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It submitted the plans for the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre earlier this week.
ODA chairman John Armitt said: ‘This innovative design provides a quality working environment for the media during the Games while delivering flexible and green employment space for a range of potential business uses in legacy.’
The buildings have designed to be as flexible as possible, the ODA said, to accommodate a range of legacy tenants after the Olympics ends. They will also be sustainable, with a ‘brown roof’ of gravel and moss to attract invertebrates, as well as bird boxes and systems to collect drinking water from around the Olympic Park.
The London Development Agency (LDA) is leading the legacy planning.
Tom Russell, group director for Olympic Legacy at the LDA, said: ‘The media centre site will become a major employment driver in legacy with a main focus on the creative industries, while also looking at higher educational use.
‘The majority of the infrastructure being put in at the moment is for the long term use of the area and will therefore play an important role in the post 2012 development.’