The Velodrome was the first venue on the Olympic Park completed by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) in February 2011. The 6,000-seat venue will host the Olympic and Paralympic track cycling events in 2012. After the Games, the legacy Velodrome will be used by elite athletes, local and wider communities and will include a café, bike-hire and cycle workshop facilities.
ODA Chairman John Armitt said: ‘This is a tremendous achievement for a venue that combines innovative architecture, engineering and construction into a stunning and sustainable building. Along with its striking design, the Velodrome also places sport at its heart, creating a world-class facility for the Games and for a new generation of cyclists to train and compete on in future.
'This is a proud moment for everyone involved in the Olympic Park and welcome recognition that the project is transforming the skyline of east London with landmark new buildings for people to enjoy for decades to come.’