A 275m long building, International Broadcast centre, located within the Olympic park, is flexibly designed to accommodate a wide range of tenants and multi-functionalities during the Olympics. Becoming part of the media complex, the IBC/MPC is a round-the-clock media hub for almost 20,000 broadcasters, journalists and photographers, taking the games to general masses of about one billion people all over the world. The venue possesses amazing catering capabilities, which accommodate a multitude of journalists and broadcasters. It also boasts of state-of-the-art facilities and technology, which caters to the requirements of the Olympics. It is in this building that the various media organisations all over the world will keep their editing equipments, position the studios and offices during the course of the game. Opening in June, this 42, 000 square metre of functional space will have a wide variety of technical and administrative facilities including control rooms, edit suites, offices, control rooms and offices.
IBC/MPC 2012 London Olympics
IBC/MPC (International Broadcast Corporation/ Media Press Centre), located in the main media complex in the northwest corner of Olympic park is a creative blending of permanent and temporary elements during the course of the game. This entire complex with 60,000 square meters and 160 recording studios will have a catering village and a multi-storeyed car parking that connects the two venues a structure that includes a conference room that can accommodate as many as 7000 people. Having completed the construction in 2011 and built mainly of woods, this exclusively designed four-storied building has all the state-of-the-art facilities. The IBC/MPC is also easily accessible through public transport. Its design is innovative that it easily adapts itself for the functionalities after the games to accommodate either a single tenant or a group of tenants on each floor. The MPC also includes power and digital connectivity s.
During The Games
The enormous IBC incorporates 12,000 square meters catering village, which serves about 50, 000 meals in a day. It will also have a 200-meter High Street between the MPC and IBC, which features outlets such as banks, travel agents, newsagents and a post office. MPC has 29,000 square meter of office space, with four-storey workspace for journalists and photographers. It will also have a media transport mall, which provides a coach drop-off, car parking, accreditation and security screening during the course of the games. In addition to that, it also provides car parking spaces to the tenants to walk, cycle and for public transport connections. IBC will also have its own hairdressing and grooming centre for the journalists as well as their own massage salon, dry cleaners and post office. The facilities in the IBC and media centre includes
a quiet room with reclining chairs will also be made available so members of the media can rest and even sleep during long and busy shifts. The IBC centre also provides special access to exclusive catering facilities at each and every Olympic venue.
After The Games
The artistically designed four-storey MPC will be used as an office space after the Games. This amazing facility will generate almost 80, 000 square meter of business space, which has the potential to create a few thousands of new job options. Post Games, it will be managed by the Olympic Park Legacy Company, which holds the responsibility for developing, planning, managing and maintaining the park.
IBC/MPC is a multifunctional complex, which serves as a media hub for almost 20, 000 broadcasters all over the world. It will enable the broadcasters and photographers to take the games to the viewers all through the world.