London 2012; East Bank construction begins

Map – Sites

  • Stratford Waterfront
    • UAL’s London College of Fashion
    • Sadler’s Wells
    • BBC
    • The V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution
  • UCL East (university campus)
  • Here East
    • V&A Collection & Research Centre
    • UCL



Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels


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Press release: Mayor breaks ground to start construction on new culture powerhouse

London 2012; Lee Valley White Water Centre

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Lee Valley White Water Centre

  • Architect (main building); FaulknerBrowns Architects
  • Year completed; 2010
  • Length; 300m
  • Capacity; 12,000 (2012)
  • Olympic Sports; Canoe Slalom
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; White-water slalom centre





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London 2012; Music video: Chemical Brothers ‘Velodrome’ (by Crystal CG)

Chemical Brothers 'Velodrome' – London 2012 from Crystal CG on Vimeo.


Crystal has created a three minute animated sequence for the song’s promotional video to match its heart-pounding rhythms. Played in the Velodrome before every session the video shows the Velodrome as never before, literally pulsating with excitement.

“We’ve created sweeping contours and sleek surfaces as the backdrop for an intense, futuristic cycling ‘duel’ as two animated riders power round the track,” said Darren Groucutt, creative director at Crystal. “It truly brings the Velodrome to life.”

James O’Brien, LOCOG Head of Sports Presentation, said: ‘Inspiring people to engage with sport has always been central to our vision and we want to ensure the way we present sport adds to the experience of the spectators in the venues and builds the atmosphere. This will be a special summer and we are grateful to everyone who has given their time and expertise over the past years.’

London 2012; Five years of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Infographic by The London Legacy Development Corporation

London 2012; Video Bobby Moore Academy (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

Bobby Moore Academy, Olympic Park, London – Penoyre & Prasad from Penoyre & Prasad on Vimeo.

The David Ross Education Trust Bobby Moore Academy comprises a new primary school and secondary school split over two sites. Located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is built to serve the growing local community. The 2FE primary school for 420 children is located along the Lee Navigation Canal to the west of the Olympic stadium.