The London Legacy Development Corporation owns the land on which Hub 67 has been built. It has temporarily gifted the land and the Hub 67 building to the local community through the management of the Yard Theatre.
Hub 67 is a key project for the London Legacy Development Corporation as it is driven by investment in people as well as a building. It is about piloting new approaches and trailing new ideas; new ways of building – using recycled and reclaimed materials, new ways of working – with the community acting as client to help deliver a fresh and flexible take on what a modern day youth and community space can be.
The skeleton of the building is made from nine cabins upcycled from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It also makes use of a large amount of decking and timber removed from the Park following the Games. The mosaic façade of the building is made from fencing that once surrounded the Park, as well as cladding panels from the Olympic warm-up centre. Using such large quantities of second-hand materials in the building meant that the designers had to find creative ways of incorporating what was available.
The London Legacy Development Corporation’s purpose is to use the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of the London 2012 Games and the creation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to develop a dynamic new heart for east London, creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK.
Hub 67 forms part of the Legacy Corporation’s wider work in Hackney Wick, which includes leading improvements to the Overground station, designating new conservation areas, and supporting initiatives such as the White Building and Frontside Skate Park.
For further details about activities at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, please visit: http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/
Hub 67 was shortlisted in the temporary category in New London Awards and commended in Mayor’s prize in the New London Awards 2015.
Hub 67 won best sustainable project in the Blueprint Awards 2015