“iCITY’s vision is to provide a sustainable legacy for the local community through the creation of thousands of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities.”
The Tale of Tech City report I co-authored recommended the decoupling of the Olympic Park from the government’s strategy to boost the Old Street digital cluster. That doesn’t mean we rule out a digital future for the Olympic Park. Only that we suggest the government should let the iCity team and the Old Street cluster evolve on their own steam without being forced into marriage. They might flirt of their own accord, or iCity might decide to hook up with a different partner – possibly the thriving artistic community in nearby Hackney Wick.