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Olympic temporary venues given planning permission

19 Feb 10 The temporary venues for the London 2012 Olympics, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and the North Greenwich Arena, have received planning permission.  

The temporary venues for the London 2012 Olympics, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and the North Greenwich Arena, have received planning permission.

Plans submitted by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) for the use venues during the Games were given the green light by Greenwich Council.

The Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich will host the Olympic Shooting events and Paralympic Shooting and Archery events during the London 2012 Games. North Greenwich Arena, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, will host Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and the Basketball finals during the Olympic Games, followed by Wheelchair Basketball during the Paralympic Games.

Construction work at the Royal Artillery Barracks will include the erection of temporary shooting ranges and seating stands at the Royal Artillery Barracks and the northern part of Woolwich Common during the Games, plus the provision of four temporary indoor ranges and three temporary open air ranges for the qualifying rounds and finals of Olympic events.

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During the Paralympic Games the outdoor ranges will be removed and replaced with temporary Archery ranges for the Paralympic Archery qualification and finals events.

Work to install the temporary facilities will begin early next year. The temporary facilities will then be removed after the Games with the site being returned to its former use and condition.

At the North Greenwich Arena, construction work will include tents, cabins, signage, services and equipment in and around the venue. The temporary facilities will seat up to 18,000 spectators. Work will begin in May 2012. The temporary facilities will be removed after the Games.
 

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