Project Overview

Project Name: Lee Valley, 2012 Olympic White Water Course
Location: London
Sector: White Water Courses
Client: Lee Valley
Architect: B3
Project Leader: Anthony Cowey
Service(s):
Civil Engineering, White Water Course Services

Lee Valley, 2012 Olympic White Water Course

In conjunction with Engineering Paddler Designs, Patrick Parsons' were involved in the installation of the Rapidbloc technology atLeeValley, the London 2012 Olympic course. 

Our involvement at the Lee Valley course continued with a prestigious Olympic Legacy contract; following the popularity of the £35m course we assisted in designing and procuring a further £4.6m of additional ancillary facilities to the site including an extension to the visitor centre, a new pavilion and new car parking facilities.  

Patrick Parsons provided geoenvironmental services to the sensitive site in alluvial valley which included former landfill areas. Works involved 9,000 tonne of slightly leachable, non-hazardous clay fill designed for re-use within soft landscaped environmental bunds and external seating areas, to be capped with low permeability soils to protect users and minimise rainwater infiltration. Pre-designated recycled demolition fill materials were also re-used, which contained sporadic asbestos fibres, to form temporary car parking areas and for beneath new permanent car parks.

Patrick Parsons' role involved liaising with the local authority to agree capping and re-use of granular fill prior to works. Final covers soil was imported from greenfield quarry source as a variation to the Materials Management Plan.  Patrick Parsons undertook supervision and validation of all reclamation and restoration works.          

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