Patrick Parsons wins £5m Olympic white water contract
The Olympic Games legacy has led to a £5m contract for engineering firm, Patrick Parsons.
A white water course based at Lee Valley, which is located outside of London in Hertfordshire, will be converted by Patrick Parsons to convert the site into a leisure facility for visitors and the local community.
The business has expertise in white water courses, and recently completed the 300m long Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Course at the Tees Barrage.
Patrick Parsons will develop the site with improved landscaping and more parking areas to encourage the public to visit.
The firm will accommodate for approximately 10,000 visitors every weekend to the environmentally friendly centre, which is the only white water project in the world to generate more electricity than it uses.
Ed McKeever, won a gold medal for Team GB at the site for the 200m canoe sprint, after which he was dubbed the ‘Usain Bolt of the waterways’.
The multi-million pound project will include a new facility for athletes with training areas, gym equipment, and offices for coaches and physiotherapists.
Rapidbloc technology will be used to develop the course itself, which involves moveable obstacles that can be changed to make the water way highly flexible.
Managing director of Patrick Parsons, Peter Stienlet 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.”
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