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IMAGES: Olympic Aquatics centre roof lift

Work is underway to lift the 2,800 tonne wave-shaped roof for the London 2012 Aquatics centre into place.

The aquatics centre roof lift is set to be one of the most ‘complex engineering and construction challenges of the Olympic Park building programme.

The centre will include two 50m swimming pools and a diving pool.

The steel being lifted to form the 160m long, 11,000 sq m sweeping roof is fabricated in Newport from plate rolled in Gateshead, Motherwell and Scunthorpe.

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said:  “The Aquatics Centre is on track to be a fantastic gateway to the Games and provide swimming and diving facilities in legacy that London does not currently have.

“The lift of the sweeping wave-shaped roof is one of the toughest construction and engineering challenges on the Olympic Park and will showcase the world class expertise involved in delivering the venues and infrastructure for London 2012.

“Different parts of the country are playing a part with the structure being built in London but made in Scotland, Wales and the north of England.”