British Paralympic Association
BRITISH PARALYMPIC ASSOCIATION
Delancey and Here East, London’s home for making, are delighted to support the British Paralympic athletes by providing space for the British Paralympic Association to store the athletes’ kits before they are shipped to Rio.
We are proud to be able to help make our Paralympic athletes’ journey to the Games as seamless as possible and grateful to Sport 80 for introducing us to the British Paralympic Association. Through our collaboration, Here East is providing the British Paralympic Association with 30,000 square feet of space to keep over 2,000 boxes filled with the kit in which our athletes will go for gold in Rio. Boxes are already arriving and the space will be used until July of this year.
The kits, which are designed by Stella McCartney in collaboration with Adidas, will be worn by athletes across the Paralympic disciplines when the Games begin in September. As the former Press and Broadcast centres on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Here East is proud to be able to provide the space for the kit.
UK Paralympic athletes will be looking to build on their dazzling success from the London 2012 Paralympic Games where the team recorded the third highest number of medals behind China and Russia, winning 34 gold, 43 silver and 43 bronze medals. Delancey and Here East are thrilled to play a role in ensuring the success of Britain’s athletes in September and we wish them the very best of luck.
Delancey Founder and CEO Jamie Ritblat welcomed the announcement:
“Storing the Paralympians’ kit brings Here East full circle. As the site of the Press and Broadcast centres for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it is appropriate and welcome that we are able to play a part in the story of our 2016 Paralympians too. Delancey is honoured by their commitment and our chance to support them.”
Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East further commented:
“As London’s home for making, Here East is founded on the principle of collaboration. Just as businesses are working together here to create opportunities, we are thrilled to work with the British Paralympic Association and do our bit for British Paralympians’ preparation for the Games. We wish every one of the team our very best wishes for a medal haul that will rival London 2012’s.”