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Soffit and Fascia Panels for Here East at former Olympic Broadcast Centre

The former Olympic Broadcast Centre at Here East in Stratford has been transformed into a 1.2 million square foot technical, digital and creative centre, including facilities for UCL, BT Sport, Loughborough University and Hackney Community College.

Lang+Fulton’s Stretto-11 grating has been used throughout the project both internally and externally.  Soffit and fascia panels made from Stretto-11 grating are used as a cladding at the central entrances along the 280-metre length of the building and within the overhead recessed openings, which add detail to the facade.

The contemporary exterior, featuring a glass frontage with digitally printed ceramic frit for solar shading, is punctuated by nine projecting and three recessed balconies These break up the colossal scale of the building and introduce an intense orange accent. In addition to the Stretto-11 cladding panels for the recessed areas, Lang+Fulton supplied decking for the projecting balconies made  from PL-66×11 pressure locked heel-proof grating.

Architect: Hawkins Brown
Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Architectural/Structural Metalwork: Littlehampton Welding