Caunton were proud to supply the steelwork frame for the Olympics Water Polo Arena. Working for ES Global, renowned experts in the provision of bespoke, temporary structures, the company supplied over 500te of fabricated and painted steelwork for ES Global then to erect on the Olympic site. The temporary venue, will contain a 37m-long competition pool and a slightly smaller warm-up pool, and will stage both the Men’s and Women’s Water Polo. The Arena, with its distinctive silver wrap and inflatable ribbed roof made from recyclable plastic is well underway – the picture was taken in November 2011.
It will be located at the entrance to the Olympic Park, next to the Aquatics Centre, with which a number of back-of-house facilities will be shared to make the best use of available space. After the Games, the venue will be taken down, with elements reused elsewhere in the UK, promoting reuse and reduction of materials. Caunton are delighted to be involved with such a sustainable scheme.