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London Olympics Substation

2012 Utilities Infrastructure, England, UK, design by NORD architects

20 Aug 2008

London Olympic Substation by NORD architects

Huge progress is being made in constructing the new utilities infrastructure that will form the backbone of the Olympic Park, ODA has announced.

London Olympics Substation

Work is underway on a new Primary Electrical Substation that will supply electricity to the 2.5sq km Olympic Park and the Stratford City development in Games time and legacy. It is being built by EDF Energy.

Construction and piling works have been completed with more than 200 piles driven up to 19 metres into the ground to form the foundations. Work is now underway on the main structure of the building with construction due to be completed by summer 2009.

Work is also starting on site this week on the Energy Centre (see image below) that will provide an efficient power, heating and cooling system across Olympic Park site for the Games and for the new buildings and communities that will develop after 2012. The contract to build, finance and operate the energy centre was awarded to Elyo in July.

The Olympic Park Energy Centre : John McAslan & Partners
Olympic Park Energy Centre
London Energy Centre image from Olympic Delivery Authority

The site of the energy centre has now been cleaned and cleared and Elyo are now on site, testing and surveying the site and installing a piling mat which will allow around 200 piles to be sunk up to 24 metres into the ground in the coming weeks to form the foundations of the building.

ODA Chairman, John Armitt, said: “These utility networks and infrastructure will power the long-term development of the Olympic Park for many years to come so with construction work well underway, we are building for Games and legacy together from the very beginning.

“The Energy Centre and Electrical Substation will form the heart of the
new utilities infrastructure and will be joined by the new utilities networks to form the backbone of the Olympic Park. The progress being made in constructing these essential works is a significant step forwards.”

London Olympics Substation
London Olympics Substation
image from Olympic Delivery Authority

Location: Stratford, London, England, UK

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