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2012 Velodrome progress ahead of schedule

New images released today show the Olympic Velodrome is ahead of schedule.

Work is underway on the steel structure, which will make up the distinctive double-curved shape of the stadium.

Work on the structure began in March, and is nearing completion ahead of plan.

Chief executive of the ODA David Higgins, said: “The Velodrome will be another landmark new venue in the Olympic Park and with work underway on the structural steelwork we can begin to see the striking architecture of the Velodrome take shape.”

Work is also underway to lift the first sections of steelwork for the roof structure. More than 2,500 pieces of fabricated steel will be used to make the roof and upper tier of the Velodrome. Bolton-based Watsons Steel provided for the structures.

“Steel fabricated in the North West is playing an essential role in shaping the Velodrome and demonstrates the role that companies across the UK are playing in helping deliver the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games.”

The steelwork sections rise in height by 12 metres from the shallowest point to the highest part of the structure, helping form the double-curved roof structure which has been designed to reflect the geometry of the cycling track.

At the track level, several sections of steelwork have already been installed in the lower tier of seating, with the first pre-cast concrete terracing units now in place.

Work on the steelwork that will support the cycling track is also now underway and due to be completed early next month.

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