London velodrome to be built by ISG

The contract to build the Velodrome has been awarded by the Olympic Delivery Authority.
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ISG InteriorExterior has won the contract to produce the 2012 London Velodrome, meaning UK firms are now contracted to build the three major sporting venues in the Olympic Park.

The 6,000-seat Velodrome will be in the north of the Olympic Park. During the Games it will host Olympic and Paralympic track cycling events. There will also be an adjacent BMX track.

The facilities will be converted for use after the Games. A road cycling circuit and mountain bike course will be added to create a VeloPark combining facilities for all cycling disciplines in one ‘hub’.

The Velodrome will be delivered within the overall VeloPark budget, which was confirmed by the ODA last month as £80m. This budget includes the Velodrome, BMX track, and the costs of the conversions and the new developments after the Games.

The designs for the VeloPark after the Games are due to be unveiled this summer, following consultation with cycling user groups and British Cycling.

ISG InteriorExterior will then work with the VeloPark design consortium to develop the detailed designs ahead of construction, which is due to start on site in early 2009.

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