Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

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Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Architect
  • Stanton Williams
Operator
  • Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Opened
  • 17 June 2014
Visitors
  • 145,000 visitors March-December 2015
  • 216,000 since opening
Construction/
Sustainability
  • Site of the former Eton Manor Boys' Club Sports Ground, which was founded in the 1920s by a group of philanthropic Old Etonians to provide sporting facilities and a community hub for boys in East London.
  • Brown Roof made of recycled crushed brick, aircrete, blockwork and topsoil.
  • 3,000 seats from the temporary 2012 Basketball Arena were used in the permanent Hockey Arena seating.
  • Tennis Hall has 8 Glulam (glued laminated timber) beams measuring 40x2.45 x 0.3m making them the largest single Gluelam beams in Europe.
Facilities
  • 4 indoor and 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • 2 state-of-the-art hockey pitches that boast a unique red, white and blue Union Jack design.
  • 3,000 permanent seats able to increase t0 15,000 for major events
Usage/Events
  • Regular bookings made by 5 universities, 7 schools and colleges.
  • Regional Centre for Excellence for Wheelchair Tennis.
  • Event Venue for England Hockey
  • Hosted the European Hockey Championships 21-30 August 2015. GB Women won the tournament, GB Men were 4th.
  • NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, December 2015
  • Hockey Man's World League 2017 round 3
  • Hockey Women's World Cup 2018