Olympic Park celebrates sewers

By Steve Skinner19 September 2008

Concept drawing of the main Olympic pumping station

Concept drawing of the main Olympic pumping station

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) - the body responsible for preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games - has unveiled designs for the main waste water pumping station that will convey and discharge foul waste from the main venues and buildings during the games.

A circular building, reflecting the engineering used in the sewer shafts beneath the ground, the exterior of the pumping station will be decaled with images depicting the history of London’s sewer network and its Victorian origins.

Proposals have been submitted for a naturally planted roof for the building to help enhance the ecological value and biodiversity of the park site by attracting local wildlife.

Following the 2012 Games, the pumping station, which is situated in the south of the park, will serve the legacy venues and residential developments.

“With work on the foundations of the pumping station well underway by Barhale Construction and tunnelling work now starting on the sewer networks, we are firmly on track to deliver a backbone of new utilities infrastructure for the Olympic Park,” said ODA director of infrastructure and utilities Simon Wright.

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