Also under construction is our Old Ford Water Treatment facility:
The large volumes of the building are taking shape, and the partly recessed tanks can easily be seen in the latest site photos:
The Old Ford Water Treatment facility will take mixed storm and foul water from the Northern Outfall sewer and by a state-of-the-art process of filtration produce ‘grey water’. This groundbreaking facility will supply non-potable water to a number of buildings and venues throughout the Olympics – providing a sustainable water source for Thames Water and The Games.
The simple form and modest materials of this building reflect its function and the fact that it lies within a protected woodland. Another important design factor is that it is one of a family of new engineering structures for the Olympic Park – Old Ford Pumping Station – also designed by John Lyall Architects – sits nearby.
The choice of timber cladding, stone gabions and extensive green roof will enhance the biodiversity of the site by extending habitats. The materials are also inherently sustainable themselves.
Old Ford is a small protected woodland situated just 150m from the Olympic Stadium. As with all of the buildings designed by John Lyall Architects around the Olympic site, the scheme has a simple modesty appropriate to its location, which does not try to compete with its more famous architectural neighbours.
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