Aquatics Centre

Date: 2012

Venue: Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford

De-rig dates: October - November 2012

"A key aim of London 2012 was to deliver the greenest and most sustainable Olympics ever produced."

Solution:
Design and build four washroom structures to be sited underneath the two seating wings of the Aquatics Centre. These structures will be open to the elements and require meeting full building regulations, despite the need to remove each washroom post games as part of the legacy plans. The internal fit out had to be durable and effectively laid out to accommodate the large number of users at any one time between events.
Working with the Achitects, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), the construction had to be considerate in its choice of materials, designs and its delivery.

Semi-permanent wings of sports venue

Inside sports venue

Exterior view of sports venue Exterior view of sports venue Semi-permanent wing of sports venue
Exterior view of semi-permanent loo area in wing of sports venue Exterior view of semi-permanent loo area in wing of sports venue Exterior view of semi-permanent loo area in wing of sports venue

 

Specification:

  • Fire Rated Structure
  • Suitable walling system for external and internal cladding systems
  • IPS for a robust and fast installation of the cubicle system and plumbing
  • Melamine Faced Moisture Resistant Chipboard Cubicle System
  • Materials and products to be sustainable and eco-friendly where possible.
  • Controlled product branding due to sponsorship rights
  • Recycle and re-use of product and materials post de-rig where possible

Design:

  • Compact grade laminate external cladding system
  • Metsec SFS Walling system
  • IGLOOS® IgPS system
  • Melamine Faced Moisture Resistant Chipboard Cubicle System
  • All fittings to be WRAS approved where relevant
  • Easy to install and de-rig
  • Practical design
  • Unbranded products

Installation:

  • IGLOOS® undertook the entire responsibility for installation of all plumbing and electrics for the project
  • High security and strict access requirements
  • Very tight Health & Safety regulations
  • Project management of each space under the main site contractor.

Porcelain hand basins and trough urinals in sports venue

Porcelain hand basins in washroom of sports venue

Toilet cubicles in washroom of sports venue

Toilet cubicle interior in washroom of sports venue Disabled toilet area with hoist in washroom of sports venue Cleaning and storage area

IWRCS09_Aquatics.pdf