Annex to Appendix 5
Letter dated 24 April 2002, to the DCMS
from Mr Andy Prokopp
Thank you for your time on the telephone on
We would like to build a new National Stadium
on top of the site of the present derelict goodsyard structure.
The enclosures include details of a similar site in Tokyo.
The ground floor would be a permanent home for
Brick Lane market on Sundays and for parking the rest of the time.
The perimeter would be for small shops and businesses.
The first floor would accommodate the new East
London Line, enclosed in glass, running along the Northern perimeter
of the site. This would make three railway stations serving the
site and a further three stations within 10 minutes walk (Old
Street, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel). With the new Crossrail
scheme linking West London with Liverpool Street and/or Whitechapel,
no stadium will be better served by public transport.
This floor and subsequent floors will include
an Olympic swimming pool, ice rink, velodrome, basketball etc.
Permanent attractions will include the Repton
BC (the oldest and best amateur boxing club in the world), a Museum
of Anatomy (plasmation) and a new home for the Arsenal Football
The top floor would be the new National Stadium,
including an International athletics track within the all weather
stadium. The stadium in Tokyo had a build time of less than 18
I believe it to be in the National interest
to build the stadium on this site.