Results tagged “George Osborne”

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Move over Olympicopolis, a new culture hub is stealing the spotlight - this one in the heart of the City of London.

Tentative plans to "cement our position as a world city for culture" (in Mayor Boris Johnson's words) involve seeking a site possibly in the triangle of land marked out by St Paul's, Farringdon and Moorgate with a new concert hall the jewel.

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The arts, science and tech sectors will come together to put east London at the cutting edge of the digital revolution.

The Olympicopolis development - which will see blue-chip cultural and educational institutions in a cluster on the Olympic Park - will act as a catalyst for a wave of innovative tech communities, say its backers, the London Legacy Development Corporation.

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An ambitious scheme to create a cultural quarter in east London to rival the South Bank is about to take shape.

The Olympicopolis scheme could see a 600-seat theatre for Sadler's Wells and V&A exhibition space all housed in a single building within four years.

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Chancellor George Osborne hailed Tech City and its role in the future of banking at a meeting at Canary Wharf on Wednesday.

He was launching Innovate Finance at Level39 and said he believes London can lead the way in Fin Tech.

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George Osborne said east London was "one of the most exciting places to be" when he visited the newest Crossrail tunnel under the Thames today.