London Marathon Events (LME), the owners of Marathon House, will take over the management of House of Sport from London Sport from 4 April 2023.
House of Sport was established by LME in 2017 as a collaborative working space offering office space at a reduced market rate to sporting organisations in London as part of its overall mission to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get more physically active. For the past six years, House of Sport has been run by the charity London Sport and London Sport staff will continue to be based at House of Sport.
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of LME, said “London Marathon Events has exciting plans for the future of House of Sport and we look forward to collaborating with all the sports organisations currently based here and our future tenants. London Marathon Events and our parent charity, the London Marathon Foundation, work to inspire activity in all ages and demographics in London and across the UK and effective partnerships are key to transforming society. We believe that House of Sport can play an important role in providing new and rapidly growing sports organisations with a flexible, inspiring working environment.”
Emily Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of London Sport, said “We are proud of the success of House of Sport and we’re delighted to be staying here as a tenant and continuing to work with House of Sport residents. We look forward to working in a new partnership with London Marathon Events to help get Londoners live healthier, happier lives through physical activity.”
Enquiries about office space at House of Sport should be directed to:
Until 17 April 2023: Georgia Dubowitz on [email protected]
From 17 April 2023: Kimberley Pierce on [email protected]
FAQs for residents
What changes will take place?
London Marathon Events (LME), the owners of Marathon House, will take over the management of House of Sport from London Sport from 4 April 2023 [ER1] . LME will continue to provide reduced market rental rates to sporting organisations in London as part of its overall mission to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get more physically active.
Kimberley Pierce will become an employee of LME and will continue as Head of House Sport Operations and the current rental agreements and service levels will remain unchanged.
During the summer months, LME will refurbish the ground floor and create a single reception area which will service both LME and House of Sport. This will be staffed during standard office hours. There will also be increased bicycle storage on site and other improvements.
Why is this happening?
For London Sport as a charity the need is to stay focused on our charitable objectives and achieving our mission. That’s why we are putting so much emphasis within all our work on whether we are achieving our primary outcomes- getting inactive Londoners active and helping young people to develop healthy habits for life.
Managing the House of Sport has taken London Sport time and resources away from our core mission.
House of Sport has been very successful due to the hard work of many London Sport team members and London Sport will remain part of House of Sport, but now as a tenant.
What does that mean for me as a tenant?
This does not affect your current tenancy agreement. LME set up House of Sport as a collaborative working space offering office space at a reduced market rate to sporting organisations in London as part of its overall mission to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get more physically active and this objective is unchanged.
Kimberley Pierce will become an LME employee and will continue to be your main House of Sport contact when she returns from parental leave on 17 April.