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Arup to design London 2012 Games Handball Arena

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced that Arup have been appointed to design the London 2012 Handball Arena.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced today that Arup have been appointed to design the London 2012 Handball Arena.

The appointed design team also includes Make Architects, which was founded by Ken Shuttleworth, former Foster partner, in 2004 and PTW, the architecture firm responsible for the Bejing 2008 Olympic swimming centre.

During the Games the Handball Arena will host Handball and Goalball. Post 2012 the Arena will be transformed into a new venue with the flexible seating capacity and facilities necessary to hold a wide range of indoor sports training and local to international competitions.

"We have appointed a team with the optimum mix of experience, capability and creativity to design a Handball Arena that enhances the experience for Handball and Goalball athletes during the London 2012 Games and leaves a lasting sporting and community legacy," said ODA chief executive David Higgins.

We are a step closer to people being able to see the designs of all of the permanent venues that will host a fantastic festival of sport in London 2012 and provide new homes for elite and community sport in legacy."

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