PolypipeThe Olympic Village under construction in 2009. Credit: London 2012.
Polypipe, a UK plastic piping systems manufacturer, has been granted permission to highlight its contribution to the construction of the London 2012 stadia and buildings, including the Olympic Stadium, Velodrome and Athletes Village.
Working with the various stakeholders from an early stage, Polypipe supplied almost one million metres of plastic pipe and over two million fittings to the Olympic Park.
Polypipe states it supplied its renowned thermoplastic ‘Terrain’ above-ground soil and waste drainage systems to all of the major projects on the Park, plus numerous other systems such as water supply, pressure systems, under-floor heating and rainwater harvesting, whilst developing several innovative products for the project.
One such innovation is Terrain Firetrap firesleeves, which the company says achieved a never-seen-before four-hour fire protection for above-ground plastic drainage systems; developed to meet the demands of the Athletes Village.
Polypipe successfully tendered for and won each project individually across the Olympic Park. Ian Crickmore, Polypipe Terrain’s Technical Director, said: “By getting involved early with the project engineers and designers we were able to provide substantial technical assistance and guidance, helping the project teams overcome any challenges and find the best pipework solutions for their buildings.”