multi-purpose venue with a new, larger roof

Photo: LLDC

After the 2012 Olympics, London's Olympic Stadium was transformed into a multi-purpose venue with a new, much larger, roof.

The increased load required significant strengthening of the compression truss and V-columns which support it.

The gravity-stressed roof relies on the tension stiffness of the underlying cable-net for stability, resulting in a highly non-linear structure, which required a complex large-displacement and fully staged analytical approach.

The project was fast-tracked and the stadium re-opened in time for the Diamond League Athletics event in July 2015.

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION:
London, UK

PERIOD:
2013-2015

CLIENT:
London Legacy Development Corporation 

CONTRACTOR:
Balfour Beatty

COWI'S SERVICES:

  • Ad-hoc advice during the tender, detailed design and construction
  • Erection engineering services

Get in contact

David MacKenzie

David MacKenzie
Managing Director
Bridges International, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 2037258033

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