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Velodrome weeks away from finish line

The spectacular London 2012 Olympic Velodrome is now just weeks away from being handed over to the client to be made ready for its first trial events, nearly four months ahead of schedule.

Designed by Expedition Engineering with architect Michael Hopkins, the structure features an ultra-lightweight cable net to support an innovative prefabricated timber roof. To reduce the scale of the structure the roof is slung from slender ring beams which, unusually for stadiums, are integral to the

Velodrome seating bowl. Finishing touches are now being applied to the external timber cladding and internal finishes by contractor ISG before the venue is passed to the London 2012 organisers in the New Year.

 

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