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First Olympic pumping station in operation

The Olympic Delivery Authority has this week announced the opening of an essential new utilities building in the Olympic Park. The Pudding Mill pumping station is the first in a series of infrastructure projects architects hope will become design landmarks. The design is by John Lyall Architects.

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  • I thought that the Olympics was being built on a tight budget?

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  • Surely it is the Olympic Delivery Authority who made the announcement?

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  • Quite right Angus - well spotted. Updated now!

  • John  Lyall

    Hi Stephen - I'll take that as a compliment! Fortunately good design doesn't have to cost extra!
    We worked closely with the main contractor Barhale and the project engineers to create an economical solution. Elements such as the concrete panels and the tower therefore had practical origins. Even the circular shape occupied the smallest possible footprint - building on foundations used for the engineering below.

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