Building envelope specialist to ensure new roof reduces noise to the surrounding area

Olympic stadium at night

Building envelope specialist Lakesmere has been appointed to re-roof the London Olympic stadium.

The firm will work for main contractor Balfour Beatty and architect Populous to replace the existing fabric roof.

Lakesmere will be required to ensure the acoustic performance of the new roof to reduce noise from the stadium’s PA system’s effect on nearby residents and businesses.

The firm will start work on site in May 2014. The stadium is due to open for the rugby world cup in 2015.

Lakesmere also helped build the aquatics centre on the Olympic park.