Further Info News

Visit our Residential Website

Olympic kayaking venue gets contractor

Olympic kayaking venue gets contractor
The Olympic Games may be a just a memory but the wheels are in motion to create a 'legacy' that the government has been increasingly keen to implement.

Officials at Patrick Parsons Consulting Engineers have announced that the company has been awarded a contract to convert the Lee Valley white water course into a facility that will help to benefit the community as a whole.

The site, which is situated in Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire, will be optimised for the leisure environment which will be used by local residents, as well as schools that are based around the vicinity of the centre. The £5 million scheme has been handed down as part of the government's Olympic Legacy initiative which aims to promote sport throughout the UK following the Games.

Lee Valley was the scene of a number of Team GB triumphs over the summer as Ed McKeever walked away a gold medal in the men's 200 metres K1 kayaking sprint event. The country was also successful in the men's C2 canoe slalom event where the team of Timothy Baillie and Etienne Stott edged out compatriots David Florence and Richard Hounslow to claim the gold. While the new developments will have a focus on community there will still be scope for athletes to train.

There will be a number of state-of-the-facilities to allow these sportsmen and women to practice for the next major competition. Athletes will be able to have access to gym equipment, while offices for coaches and physiotherapists that are accompanying the athletes will also be provided.

Peter Stienlet, Patrick Parsons managing director, said: "It's a privilege to be involved in creating a legacy for the local community at the Lee Valley Olympic course. The upgrades to the facilities will also secure the course's future as a world-class centre for sporting excellence, an equally important legacy. This continues our involvement in engineering world-class white water projects on an international scale."

Contact us for a security fencing quote.ADNFCR-3337-ID-801461741-ADNFCR

Date: 02/10/2012 16:37:21

Back to Latest News

For further information about this or any other Jacksons Security product range, please contact us:

Telephone Icon sales enquiries:+44 (0)800 408 2236
automation enquiries:+44 (0) 1233 750 610
consultancy enquiries:+44 (0)800 408 2236

or by using our project enquiry form >>

Project Enquiry Form Icon
Leave us your details and one of our reps will call you back »

Send To A Friend

Click here to send this page to a friend

Follow Us On Twitter

Keep up to date with Industry news.

  Follow Us

Project Enquiry

Tell us the details of your metal fencing, access or security project.

  Read more...

Request a brochure

All our brochures are available for free by downloading or ordering.

Security Fencing

Jacksons supply a large range of security fencing.

Security Fencing Read more...

Call Me Back

Close

Please leave your details with us using the form below and we will call you back as soon as possible *.

  1.  
  2.  
  3. Call Me Back

* This service is currently only available to UK callers, and all call backs will be made during office hours only. Monday – Friday 8am to 5.30pm Saturday 9am to 12pm