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Lee Valley White Water Centre
- Begun: Apr 2009
- Completed: Oct 2010
- Floor area: 1,950m2
- Sector: Sports and leisure
- Total cost: £30M
- Procurement: Design and build (bespoke)
- Address: Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB, United Kingdom
- Architect: FaulknerBrowns
- Client: Olympic Delivery Authority, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
- Project architect: S&P Architects
- Transport consultant: Cole Easdon Consultants
- Services engineer: Cundall
- Structural engineer: Cundall
- Quantity surveyor: Northcroft
- Planning supervisor: Indigo Planning
- Main contractor: Galliford Try Construction
- Course designer: Whitewater Parks International
- Landscape architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Olympic venue for the white water canoeing events that will become home to the British Canoe Unions performance squad and a facility for use by the general public
Built within the relatively flat Lea River valley the artificial white water rapids for the Olympic canoe slalom course has two watercourses – a 300m long Olympic competition course and a 160m long intermediate / training course. Each course has a separate pumping station and start pool and a combined finish pool. The less energy-hungry practice course can be operated independently when the elite course is not required.
The facilities building encloses the changing rooms, boat storage, control and support facilities.
Geothermal ground source heat pumps, whose coils are located under the lake, supply heat to the building. A rainwater-harvesting tank supplies toilet flushing and a solar thermal array with a PV pump provides hot water to changing rooms.