One of the last venues to be built for the 2012 Games
New images of the John Sisk & Sons-constructed London 2012 shooting venue have been released.
The temporary venue, located at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, is one of the last remaining new arenas to be built for the Olympics and is due to be finished in December.
Work will start shortly on open air ranges while all three indoor ranges (a 25m, combined 50/10-metre and a finals range) are now structurally complete, representing a combined 1,200 tonnes of steel clad in plywood.
The enclosures, which are rented and can be reused after the Games, are being clad in around 18,000sqm of phthalate-free pvc membrane boasting colourful openings that “help break-up the white facades create the tension, in addition to providing natural ventilation and light,” according to client the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
ODA chairman John Armitt said: “The Shooting Venue will be one of the ODA’s last sporting arenas to complete and the progress made to date is impressive given the scale of the ranges and enclosures. The innovative design contrasts excellently to the historic setting of the Royal Artillery Barracks that spectators will see as they enter the venue.”
Once completed, the venue will be handed over to LOCOG for overlay works, which includes installing the seating across the ranges and constructing back-of-house facilities.
LOCOG chairman Seb Coe said: “Spectators going to see shooting and paralympic archery events will get to experience the Games in a colourful and modern venue situated in a world-class location that will inspire them as much as the athletes competing next summer.”
After the Olympics, the venue will be dismantled as quickly as possible and the site returned to its original condition, after which it will be handed back to landowner the Ministry of Defence.