Princess takes a long view of Olympic legacy
The Princess Royal visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last week to mark her appointment as patron of Foundation For Future London, the charity created to help realise the potential of the Olympicopolis project.
The Princess Royal met with children from West Ham’s Gainsborough Primary School and talked through design plans for Olympicopolis with architects Allies & Morrison.
Foundation chairman Sir William Castell said: “We are delighted to be working with Her Royal Highness to deliver the fullest Olympic legacy ever achieved.”
Foundation for Future London has been established to support the Mayor’s Olympicopolis project. Institutions moving to Stratford include the V&A, UCL, UAL’s London College of Fashion and Sadler’s Wells.
Left, LLDC chairman David Edmonds with the Princess looking out at the view from the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Above, The Princess Royal and Oliver Ruuger, postgraduate student from London College of Fashion, UAL admire an engraved leather briefcase which took 600 hours to complete using traditional and industrial tools alongside high end digital manufacturing techniques