ODA unveils design for sustainable energy centre on Olympic Park site to provide power for the games

A green energy centre for the Olympic Games designed by John McAslan has been unveiled by the Olympic Delivery Authority.

The centre wil be built in the west of the Olympic Park and will provide onsite power, heating and cooling during Games-time and in legacy period.

It will use sustainable biomass fuels to generate heat and will have biomass boilers and a CCHP plant to recapture heat generated by the electric generator.

Simon Wright, ODA director of infrastructure and utilities, said: “Sustainability runs right through this project and our energy centre plans will ensure the Games deliver the lasting legacy of a sustainable energy supply for this part of east London.”

The centre will be built by SUEZ Group and has been designed by John McAslan Architects. The consultant engineer is Adams Kara Taylor.

A planning application will be submitted in March, with an anticipated start onsite during the summer.