London 2012 Velodrome

Structural Designer

Expedition Engineering Ltd

Client Name

Olympic Delivery Authority

Images: © ODA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The London 2012 Velodrome is an outstanding example of structural engineering at its best and a worthy winner of the Institution’s Supreme Award 2011.

The Velodrome will serve as a key structural and architectural venue during the London 2012 Olympics, delivering a world-class building and track which encompass beauty, sustainability, value and functionality.

Described by quadruple Gold Medal winner Sir Chris Hoy as “magnificent, better even than it looked on the drawing board”, the venue is a testament to the success of the client, design team and main contractor collaboration and has been delivered on time and on budget.

Judge's comment:

"The judges all agreed that the London 2012 Velodrome is a project worthy of winning the Supreme Award. As with so many Supreme Award winners before it, there is a sense of “rightness” to this building that is a rare but undeniable quality. It is a gem amongst several jewels in a development that the whole of the UK can be proud of. It demonstrates outstanding creativity and uniqueness in its combination of the art and science of engineering."