New images of London 2012 VeloPark under construction
By Richard High10 December 2008
New images released by London 2012's Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show work on the VeloPark progressing ahead of schedule.
About 48000 m3 of earth - enough to fill 19 Olympic-sized swimming pools - has so far been excavated at the site to create the cycle track.
The VeloPark, which is in the north of the Olympic Park, will include a 6000 seat Velodrome to host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic indoor track cycling events as well as a BMX circuit for Olympic events.
After the Games, a road cycle circuit and mountain bike course will be added to create a legacy VeloPark that will combine cycling facilities across all disciplines in one cycling ‘hub'. The latest VeloPark designs were unveiled in September by triple Beijing gold medal-winning Olympic hero Chris Hoy.
The design team for the VeloPark is made up of Hopkins Architects, Expedition Engineering, BDSP and Grant Associates.