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Friday, 29 May

Amazing Time-Lapse of Aquatic Centre Transformation

ThisWeekinFM reported in January that the Aquatics Centre on the Olympic Park was set to re-open to the public in March. Well it has! Readers (or viewers) will find our video showing the amazing transformation/reduction from grandstand venue to public pool absolutely fascinating.

The construction works of the completed outside of the Aquatics Centre included removing the temporary seating stands, that held 17,500 seats during the Olympics and installing 2,800m² of glass and eight doors along the sides of the centre, permitting natural light into the pool.

Accessibility at reasonable prices has been a goal and adult visitor ticket prices for the Aquatics Centre will start from £4.50 a session, while the child rate is less than £3.50.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer


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