IMAGES: Steelwork progressing on Olympic Velodrome

The Olympic Delivery Authority has said that construction of the London 2012 Velodrome is progressing well with work underway on the structural steelwork.

More than 2,500 sections of steelwork will be installed altogether to complete the roof structure and upper tier of the Velodrome.

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

Bolton-based company Watsons Steel is supplying the fabricated steel for Velodrome structure to the construction contractor in a deal worth over £3 million.

At the track level of the venue, 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.

Construction of the 6,000 seat Velodrome, which will host the Olympic and Paralympic Track Cycling events in 2012, began on schedule in March.


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