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Eton Manor, located in the north of the Olympic Park, will be used as
a training area for athletes taking part in Aquatics events during the
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, the Wheelchair
Tennis competition will also take place at Eton Manor during the Paralympic Games.

Countdown to 2012


  • April 2010 Start on site
  • Summer 2011 Completion of permanent works
  • Spring 2012 Completion of temporary works
  • 27 July – 12 August 2012 London 2012 Olympic Games
  • 29 August – 9 September 2012 London 2012 Paralympic Games

 

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It appears that the main hockey field will now also be used for the Paralympic Tennis Centre Court, where as previous plans indicated a separate temporary outdoor court.
The lack of integration between the indoor arena and hockey field IMO is a missed opportunity.
 

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Try and search for bridge C01 from the velodrome to eton manor, those renders might have the turbine included
 

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Eton Manor



Location: Eton Manor - North Of The A12, West Of Temple Mills Lane And South Of Ruckholt Road, Leyton, London.

Proposal
: Construction of a covered permanent sports, leisure & entertainment centre. Construction of 13 temporary outdoor tennis courts & associated temporary stadia (total seating capacity of 10,500). Construction of permanent underlay for hockey stadium. Construction of 5 indoor swimming pools.

Legacy Transformation Removal of temporary structures. Retention of 4 outdoor tennis courts & construction of 2 additional tennis courts. Completion of construction of 3,000 seat hockey stadium. Construction of second hockey venue. Alterations to a covered sports, leisure and entertainment venue (including internal alterations to form 4 indoor tennis courts).

Application number
09/90198/FUMODA
 

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CABE Design Review
Eton Manor
Olympic Delivery Authority

Temporary facilities for gymnastics, aquatics, athlete training, paralympic archery, and tennis events during the Olympic Games; the venues will be converted to a permanent hockey centre and tennis facilities after the Games. Designed by Stanton Williams.

21 September 2009
Planning reference: 09/90198/FUMODA (Olympic Park)
Tagged with: Sports | London | London 2012 | London 2012

We support the strong Legacy focus for Eton Manor and have been impressed by the project’s design development throughout our period of review. In relation to the current planning submission for the site in Olympic mode we believe the site diagram and architecture of the main sports centre are promising. We also support the more open landscape treatment for the southwest corner of the site, which should ensure views of the main Olympic Park to the south.

We welcome the recent changes made to the still indicative landscape including the more pragmatic spatial arrangement for the central green space which, in our view, creates greater definition for the routes and spaces around the wind turbine. We are pleased that a landscaping treatment with tree planting has been devised for the carparks as this will be important in securing an integrated look and feel for the site. The intention to provide a versatile area of landscaping next to the hockey pitch is also welcomed. We look forward to reviewing these specific elements and the wider landscape strategy when formally submitted as part of the Transformation planning application.

While not part of this planning application, the design of the 5a-side football clubhouse will need to be sensitively treated to achieve a coherent look and feel across the site, particularly as this building is situated at the site’s main point of arrival. As this element is being submitted as an outline application with the detailed design to be resolved at much later stage we believe some form of ongoing executive design guidance will be required. In light of the project’s programme complexities and staggered planning process, we recommend that the planning authority apply appropriate conditions to ensure a continuity of design thinking and commitment, throughout the project’s extensive delivery period.







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CABE Design Review
Eton Manor
Olympic Delivery Authority

Temporary facilities for gymnastics, aquatics, athlete training, paralympic archery, and tennis events during the Olympic Games; the venues will be converted to a permanent hockey centre and tennis facilities after the Games. Designed by Stanton Williams.

21 September 2009
Planning reference: 09/90198/FUMODA (Olympic Park)
Tagged with: Sports | London | London 2012 | London 2012

We support the strong Legacy focus for Eton Manor and have been impressed by the project’s design development throughout our period of review. In relation to the current planning submission for the site in Olympic mode we believe the site diagram and architecture of the main sports centre are promising. We also support the more open landscape treatment for the southwest corner of the site, which should ensure views of the main Olympic Park to the south.

We welcome the recent changes made to the still indicative landscape including the more pragmatic spatial arrangement for the central green space which, in our view, creates greater definition for the routes and spaces around the wind turbine. We are pleased that a landscaping treatment with tree planting has been devised for the carparks as this will be important in securing an integrated look and feel for the site. The intention to provide a versatile area of landscaping next to the hockey pitch is also welcomed. We look forward to reviewing these specific elements and the wider landscape strategy when formally submitted as part of the Transformation planning application.

While not part of this planning application, the design of the 5a-side football clubhouse will need to be sensitively treated to achieve a coherent look and feel across the site, particularly as this building is situated at the site’s main point of arrival. As this element is being submitted as an outline application with the detailed design to be resolved at much later stage we believe some form of ongoing executive design guidance will be required. In light of the project’s programme complexities and staggered planning process, we recommend that the planning authority apply appropriate conditions to ensure a continuity of design thinking and commitment, throughout the project’s extensive delivery period.







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decent landscaping. the rest is just average.
 

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may seem a needless question, but I'm only asking out of interest, in the legacy render above, which pitch is for hockey and which will be for 5 a side football, the front pitch seems larger so would that be for hockey? also the turbine seems to get mentioned whenever legacy is talked about, so does that mean it wont be up until after the games? I was just thinking a nice slender wind turbine could balance kapoor's orbit. also any news in when the hackney marsh's turbine will be going up, before of after the games, if at all.
 

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Work starts on Olympic Park's last permanent venue
22 Jun 2010

Construction is now underway on the historic Eton Manor site, marking the start of work on all Olympic Park permanent venues, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has today announced.

Eton Manor is a key Paralympic venue that will also deliver essential training facilities for athletes during the Olympic Games and first-class new sports and leisure facilities in legacy.

Initial ground work started in the spring and work is now underway on building the permanent sporting facilities, with the foundations due to be completed by the end of the summer.

A new webcam enables people to watch Eton Manor taking shape first-hand at: http://www.london2012.com/webcams/eton-manor.php

John Armitt, Chairman of the ODA, said: “The start of work on Eton Manor is a significant milestone, the start of construction on the last permanent venue on the Olympic Park.

“Eton Manor will play a key role throughout the Games and leave behind a permanent facility which will benefit the local community for years to come.”

During the Olympic Games, Eton Manor will be an aquatics training venue, housing three Olympic-size temporary swimming pools, a temporary synchronised swimming pool and a temporary water polo pool. During the Paralympic Games, it will host the Wheelchair Tennis competitions with temporary seating for 10,500 spectators.

Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), said: “Eton Manor will be a first class facility for the Wheelchair Tennis event during the Paralympic Games, as well as the aquatics training pools during the Olympic Games. It will also leave the legacy of a multi-purpose sports centre for community usage afterwards. It is the first time in the history of Paralympic tennis that a centre has been purpose built for the Wheelchair Tennis event and it is very exciting to see construction start.”

After the Games, the permanent facilities will be transformed into a hockey centre with two competition pitches, a tennis centre with four indoor and six outdoor courts, and provision for five-a-side football pitches. The legacy facilities will be owned, funded and managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and will create a wide of mix of sporting facilities for the local and regional community as well as elite athletes.

Shaun Dawson, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Chief Executive said: “Following the Games, the Eton Manor site in the Olympic Park will deliver a legacy of sporting opportunities. The hockey centre will be of national standing, hosting international competitions alongside a comprehensive community sport development programme. Similarly, the tennis centre will provide a tennis development programme for all levels, targeted at local communities in the Lee Valley. The Authority is working closely with the Tennis Foundation and national governing bodies to ensure this is aligned with national sports programmes.”

“Along with the hockey and tennis centres, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority will own and manage the VeloPark and Lee Valley White Water Centre. Each of these venues will create a wide range of sporting and recreational opportunities for everyone, school children to local clubs, elite athletes to complete beginners, from the local communities and the region.”

Eton Manor is steeped in sporting history and is on the former site of the Lee Valley Eastway Sports Centre which was closed in 2001. The site is also home to the Eton Manor Memorial, a tribute to Eton Manor Club members who fought and died in the First and Second World War, and the Churchill War Memorial. The Memorials will be safely stored off-site while construction takes place. They will be moved back to site to be a key feature of the legacy development, placed within a new public plaza and garden area in front of the new sports facilities. The ODA has been working closely with the Eton Manor Association to develop these plans.

By the end of 2010, the main sports building structure will be complete. By the end of 2011, the five pools and the temporary structure which will house them will begin to be installed. The site will be ready by spring 2012 in time for LOCOG to stage test events.
 

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Have always wondered what the protrusion immediately abutting the Eton Manor site access bridge on the left hand side of the picture is. Drive past it frequently and always thought it was a support for a new bridge but it doesn't look that way now and appears to be finished and clad (if that's the right word) in a sort of synthetic greenery. Any ideas?
 

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It's the northern shaft for the tunnel they created to bury the powerlines in. There's two at the other end of the Park, just south of the Aquatic Centre.
 

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It's the northern shaft for the tunnel they created to bury the powerlines in. There's two at the other end of the Park, just south of the Aquatic Centre.
At last! I've been wondering what those 2 shed things were South of the Aquatic Centre were. Another part of the jigsaw solved. Cheers :)
 

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