Olympic Energy Centre

John McAslan + Partners, London, 2011

 

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Power plant to provide biomass heating and a cooling system for the Olympic venues and the legacy developments on the Olympic site

The power plant, which is situated at the eastern edge of the Olympic park alongside Nord’s substation, will use zero carbon and renewable energy sources including a gas-fired combined cooling heat & power (CCHP) and biomass to provide heating and cooling system across the site for the Games.

The 18m-high rectangular box is constructed with a modular steel structure where panels on the principal facades can be removed to provide access for plant. A surface layer of Cor-ten mesh to screen louvre and fenestration adaptations in the underlying weathering envelope, creates a flush, uniform, monolithic appearance. A 45m tall screened tower acts as the ventilation flue for the power station.

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  • Begun: Jan 2007
  • Completed: Dec 2011
  • Floor area: 6,970m2
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Address: Kings Yard , Carpenters Road, London, United Kingdom

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