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Latest look: Hopkins' Olympic Velodrome

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Foundation work has now completed on the Hopkins-desgined 6000-seater cycling venue for London’s 2012 Olympic Games

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has today released these latest progress images of work on the £80 million velodrome. Construction started on the site of the former West Ham tip in March, and the completion of the foundations is a ‘significant milestone’ in the overall progress of the venue.

More than 900 piles have been driven up to 26 metres beneath the ground to complete the velodrome foundations. The concrete base structure is also now a third of the way through and the first above-ground columns of the velodrome structure will start to appear in late June.

The Velodrome will include a café, bike hire and cycle workshop facilities, and includes a 360 degree concourse level ‘offering fantastic views over the Olympic Park, and out to the London skyline’.

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: ‘I look forward to seeing the striking architecture of the Velodrome continue to take shape over the coming months and begin to make its mark on the Olympic Park skyline’.


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