Jobs grow at three times the num­ber fore­cast

The five Olympic host bor­oughs are re­ally boom­ing, ap­par­ently

The Wharf - - News - Jon Massey

Gis a job?

I’m sorry?

Gis a job boss?

Why do you think I have a job for you?

The Olympic Legacy

What does that even mean?

Tower Ham­lets has seen 50,000 jobs cre­ated since east Lon­don hosted the 2012 Games

How do you know?

The Mayor Of Lon­don Sadiq Khan says so

But Tower Ham­lets didn’t play that big a role in the Olympics re­ally, what about Ne­wham where the Olympic Park ac­tu­ally is, and neigh­bour­ing Hack­ney? How are they far­ing?

They’re on 17,000 and 25,000 re­spec­tively – that’s five times more than was fore­cast in 2013. A new re­port says the five bor­oughs in­volved in the games will get an­other 125,000

by 2030

That’s a lot, pre­sum­ably the pop­u­la­tion will follow.

There’s al­ready 170,000 more than pre­vi­ously fore­cast liv­ing in the area.

Isn’t that putting a strain on ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture?

Sadiq says its an ex­am­ple of good growth

Well he would say that wouldn’t he?

It’s not just jobs and pop­u­la­tion, there’s a ma­jor cul­tural change com­ing to east Lon­don

Is this Olympi­copo­lis?

Boris left, we don’t call it that any more.

But it still in­volves the V&A, The Smith­so­nian, Sadler’s Wells, the Lon­don Col­lege Of Fash­ion and Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don.

Yes, that’s the one. Sadiq says we haven’t seen any­thing like it since the mu­se­ums were built in South Ken more than 150 years ago.

Oh yeah, here’s his quote: “I am pleased to see this area of Lon­don is pro­vid­ing tens of thou­sands of new jobs for Lon­don­ers in im­por­tant in­dus­tries like tech­nol­ogy, sci­ence and me­dia. This is great news for east Lon­don, great news for our city and our coun­try,” added the Lon­don mayor. It shows what can be achieved by bringing to­gether a world-class pub­lic realm, ac­cess to cul­ture and proper co-or­di­na­tion be­tween af­ford­able hous­ing, so­cial in­fra­struc­ture and trans­port.”

Do say

This fan­tas­tic level of growth is clearly all down to the Olympic Games. Hooray.

Don’t say

Hang on a minue, where are the fig­ures for Bark­ing And Da­gen­ham and Green­wich?

Ground zero: The Lon­don Sta­dium in Strat­ford

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