Project Datasheet

Stadiums Market Sector

Project: 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena  

For more details please contact:

Peter Miller
Watson Steel Structures Ltd
+44 (0) 1204 696 675
Client: Barr
Location: Stratford City, London

Country: England
Partners: Main Contractor: Barr
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre
Engineer: Fenton Holloway
Statistics: Total Tonnage: 1,000 tonnes
Programme: 8 weeks
Completion Date:  May 2010
Overview: Located at the North end of the Olympic Park, the Basketball Arena has a capacity of 12,000 during the 2012 Olympic Games and 10,000 during the Paralympic Games and is the largest temporary Games venue ever.

Watson Steel provided the connection design, fabrication and painting of the 1,000 tonnes of structural steelwork used for the structure. The Group’s in-house company Steelcraft were used for the erection of the steelwork.

Once the 2012 Games have finished, the Basketball Arena will be taken down and some parts will be re-used/relocated elsewhere in the UK.
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