Anger grows over Olympic proposal for Fish Island
Jill Insley and Owen Gibson
Plans for Olympic corporate guests to enjoy hospitality from a gigantic sofa while watching the UK's biggest TV have enraged homeowners who live just metres away.
Outline planning permission has been granted for a temporary venue capable of hosting up to 8,000 visitors a day on Fish Island, a small former industrial area in Stratford which is home to 600 people and 120 businesses.
The scheme has been devised by Lance Forman, a former accountant and owner of a smoked salmon factory which relocated to Fish Island following the decision to construct the Olympic Park on its former premises. Although Forman is already running a restaurant and event venue next to his factory, he plans to use an empty 20,000 square metre space adjacent to the factory to create an "experiential, hospitality and entertainment" venue with a press and media centre and TV studios above.
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"Anger grows over Olympic proposal for Fish Island", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 05/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/anger-grows-over-olympic-proposal-for-fish-island