The always excellent Guardian correspondent Dave Hill has today – which in case you had not noticed marks two years to the day until the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics – dug out an interesting interview.
The Olympic Legacy set-up under Baroness Ford has been doing some solid work in its first year – not least in binning the ludicrous concept of effectively dismantling the main stadium after the Games.
By definition, there’s little concrete that the Legacy company can do until after the Games except plan.
In this interview, taken from Estates Gazette, they outline a vision for up to 10,000 family homes which ought to demonstrate to the likes of Croydon Council how properly to spend hundreds of millions of pounds of public cash, rather than on “prestige” projects like unnecessary new Town Halls.
“The overwhelming feedback from pretty much everyone was we want to see a greater accent on family housing, as that is plainly the part of the housing mix that is most needed in east London,” says Ford.
Read more and follow the links through to: 2012 Olympics: Baroness Ford and Andrew Altman on creating ‘a great London estate’ in the park | UK news | guardian.co.uk.