2012 Olympics Broadcast Centre, Stratford

Market Sector: Leisure
Client: ODA
Location: Stratford
Country: England

Project Partners: Carillion
Architect: Carillion
Engineer: RPS

Project Key Stats: Total Tonnage: 5,500 tonnes

Site Programme: 12 weeks
Completion Date: October 2009

Project Overview:

The International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and Main Press Centre (MPC) for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games creates just under 8,400 square metres of business space to support around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists communicating the Games to an audience of four billion people worldwide. The steel frame is 275m long, 104m wide, 21m tall and big enough to house five jumbo jets.

5,500 tonnes of steel with trusses up to 24m long are utilised in the construction, of which 810 tonnes are Fabsec beam and 3,100 tonnes coated in a intumescent 60 minute fire protection paint. Within the steel package Severfield-Reeve also integrated the supply and fixing of metal decking, edge protection and stairs.


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