Olympic Broadcast Centre at Here East
The transformation of the former Olympic Broadcast Centre at Here East is now almost complete. The vision is to create a 1.2 million square foot technical, digital and creative centre in East London alongside new facilities for UCL, Loughborough University, BT Sport and Hackney Community College.
Lang+Fulton’s Stretto-11 has been extensively used within the entrance atriums. Custom sized fascia and soffit panels conceal services on each level, each ceiling panel hinged for easy access. The three main entrance atriums along the west facade have been themed to reflect the factories and warehouses that once occupied the site. Architects, Hawkins Brown comment: ‘The concept was to unpeel the existing cladding and expose the true industrial and contextual heritage’.
Works to the exterior of the building have included a glass frontage which has been digitally printed with a ceramic frit, creating a large scale pattern with steel balconies introducing an accent of intense orange. Lang+Fulton have supplied the balcony decking from PL-66×11 pressure locked heel-proof grating and vertical panels of Stretto-11 for the balcony recesses.