Concourse levels nears completion and structural steelwork has begun on London Olympic venue
New images have been released showing construction of the 2012 London velodrome.
Work began on the 6,000 seat venue in March, and the 260 degree concourse level is now nearing completion. Work is also underway to lift the first sections of structural steelwork into place to form the velodrome roof structure and support the upper tiers of seating.
Bolton-based company Watsons Steel is supplying the fabricated steel for the velodrome structure in a deal worth over £3m.
More than 2,500 sections of steelwork will be installed altogether to complete the roof structure and upper tier of the velodrome. The steelwork sections rise in height by 12 metres from the shallowest point to the highest part of the structure, creating the distinct double-curved roof structure which has been designed to reflect the geometry of the cycling track.