The Lee Valley Athletics Centre in east London is new state of the art
facility which is expected to play an important role in the development of the
UK’s next generation of athletes on both a local and national level. The
centre, located just a few miles away from the official site of the 2012
Olympic Games features the only 200 metre six-lane indoor athletics track in
the South of England and will provide much needed training facilities for
those competing in the London Olympics and the 2008 games in Beijing, as well
as being available for use by local clubs and schools.
The new athletics centre boasts a striking Kalzip sawtooth roof that maximises
the flexibility of the material by dramatically curving from the lower east
elevation upwards to the west. Over 8,000 square metres of Kalzip aluminium
standing seam roofing was used to create the vast sweeping roof of the main
SIAC was appointed by Shepherd Construction to install the individual 60
metres long Kalzip sheets which were twisted 45 degrees along their length in
order to successfully create the unique roof design.