Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

19 February 2019

Integral Engineering Design and design team members from a number of our projects break away from our comfort zones and head to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for track bike training and a timed lap to finish.

Integral Engineering Design and design team members from a number of our projects break away from our comfort zones and head to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for track bike training and a timed lap to finish.

As a keen cyclist who has never been to the Lee Valley VeloPark (until now), I would highly recommend a track day at the VeloPark. Even before getting on the track, you get to appreciate the design of one of the most iconic buildings in London. Once on the track however, it is a case of looking ahead, pedalling fast, and thinking ‘have I got enough speed to get around and not slip down the 95% sloped track?’.

As an engineer who is aware of embodied carbon, the VeloPark is an incredible example of a low embodied carbon building, the lowest for any Olympic stadia. Where most stadia have embodied carbon of around 500kg CO2/m2 (The Birdcage in Beijing is 1250kg CO2/m2), the VeloPark is only 67kg CO2/m2 (1)(2).

Giles Mortimer
Engineer

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