Olympic broadcast centre taking shape ahead of 2012

THE international broadcast centre is taking shape at the Olympic Park with its 4,500 tonne steel structure completed in ten weeks. THE IBC, together with the Main Press Centre at Hackney Wick, will support around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and j

THE international broadcast centre is taking shape at the Olympic Park with its 4,500 tonne steel structure completed in ten weeks.

THE IBC, together with the Main Press Centre at Hackney Wick, will support around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists bringing the 2012 London Games to a worldwide audience of four billion people.

The building provides 900,000 square feet of business space but is still looking for a tenant for after the games.

The steel frame is 275m long, 104m wide, 21m tall and big enough to house five jumbo jets. Work is now underway on the roof lining, and work is about to start on flooring and cladding.

The Main Press Centre is also underway and expected to be finished this autumn.