Princess takes a long view of Olympic legacy

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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

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