Plans for Brisbane glass factory site to become Olympics broadcasting centre

A glass factory in Brisbane’s West End is set to become the broadcasting centre for the 2032 Olympics.

Brisbane Council has made a formal offer to buy the site which has been chosen due to its proximity to five venues.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner on Tuesday told ABC Radio a formal offer has been made to purchase the site.

“We’re waiting for the approval. It’s progressing through,” he said. “We’re hopeful for a positive outcome very soon.”

The IOC’s International Host Commission’s report favoured the 57,000 square metre site for the International Broadcasting Centre, describing it as “an “attractive location within walking distance of five venues”.

Schrinner said if the purchase was successful the factory could operate on the site for a number of years before relocating to an alternative facility.