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2012 Aquatics Centre foundations underway

The London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre is inching closer to main construction work with more than 100 concrete piles installed, the Olympic Delivery Authority said this week.

These piles - at depths of 25m - will form foundations for the platforms that will support the iconic wave-like roof of the Aquatics Centre.

Around 1,500t of recycled demolition material from the Olympic Park site has been used to form the piling platform to support plant that are installing the foundations.

In addition, some 3,000t of soil per day is being excavated from the areas of the two 50m swimming pools and diving pool.

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