Cladding on the London Olympics’ International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre has been completed and reached its full height, the Olympic Delivery Authority announced today.
Main contractor for the IBC/MPC is Carillion.
Around 15,000sq m of wall and 26,000sq m of roof covering for the IBC were installed by north-east based Hathaway using cladding manufactured in Wales by Euroclad.
The IBC steel was fabricated in North Yorkshire by Severfield Reeve and produced in Scunthorpe and Teesside by Corus. Byrne Brothers from Teddington is currently pouring the 30,000 tonnes of concrete for the MPC frame and lifting the concrete slabs and concrete columns to create the multi-storey car park.
Stanford Flooring, from the Midlands, poured all the 55,000sq m of concrete flooring for the IBC.
Together the IBC/MPC will support around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists during the Olympic Games. In legacy, the facilities will create just under 900,000sq ft of business space.