Transformation of the former Olympic Stadium

Balfour Beatty - Populous - LLDC - spectator pods and kiosks

Market leading bespoke pod specialist Design & Display Structures played a vital role in the transformation of the former Olympic Stadium.

Architects Populous and main contractor Balfour Beatty redeveloped the iconic venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for client the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

D&D were appointed to design, manufacture and install approximately 8,500 m2 of modular GRP cladding to 23 No spectator facility pods and kiosks located around the Stadium perimeter.

The main pods appear as cut gems with the largest measuring some 21m wide x 12m deep. Each pod / kiosk performs a specific function and is fitted out accordingly with combinations of turnstiles, catering, storage, washrooms and toilets by Igloos.

D&D carefully coordinated their design to account for roller shutters, ventilation louvres, glazed doors and side screens, Halo canopy columns, rain water pipes and overhead security mesh, all of which penetrate into the GRP skin fixed down to a Metsec load bearing frame.

With experience of undertaking high profile, complex contracts and successfully delivering them within tight timeframes Design & Display commenced work on site early November 2014 and worked in partnership with the rest of the project team to ensure the stadium was completed in time for Rugby World Cup 2015.

The stadium will then become the new home of West Ham United football club in 2016 and the National Competition Centre for athletics in the UK, as well as a major live music venue.

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