Lee Valley Velopark

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Lee Valley Velopark
Architects
  • Velodrome – Hopkins Architects
  • Track – Ron Webb
Awards (selection)
  • Shortlisted for 2011 Stirling Prize
  • ArchMarathon Award 2014 Sports Category
  • Prime Minister’s Better Public Buildings Award 2011
Operator
  • Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Opened
  • 31 March 2014
Visitors
  • 560k visitors March – Dec 2015
  • 1.2M visitors since opening
Construction/
Sustainability
  • Red cedar external cladding
  • 56km of Siberian pine used on track
  • 300,000 nails used to fix track in place
  • Rainwater harvesting reduces mains water usage by 70%
  • Natural ventilation eliminates need for air conditioning
Facilities
  • 4 cycling disciplines in one venue: track, road, mountain bike and BMX
  • Seats 6,000 (1,000 more than Games-time)
  • 250m long track banks 42 degrees and is 7m wide
  • Infield surface is 3m below ground level
  • BMX track has 390m of bumps, curves and loops
  • 5 miles of mountain bike tracks graded by difficulty
  • One mile floodlit road cycle circuit
Events/Usage
  • Sir Bradley Wiggins rode in the Velodrome to break the world hour record on 7 June 2015, cycling 54.526km
  • UCI World Track Cycling Championships 2-6 March 2016
  • Round 3 Revolution series November 2015