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Olympic safety a priority for CSD

The Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire was built to provide a world class sports venue to host the Olympic canoe and kayak events for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The £31 million project was finished and was the first newly-constructed Olympic venue to be completed.

The Water Centre comprised of two courses for the water canoeing event, both of which are fed from pumps capable of delivering up to 13,000 litres per second, using water drawn from an aquifer and stored in a practice lake.

During this high profile project, the RISE Duct seal system was specified by the principle Stage D contractor, Morrison Construction to seal over 100 ducts of various sizes and main incoming cable in the control room and the pumping station.

Quality and safety were paramount during the installation for CSD, as the course expected high levels of traffic from general sport enthusiasts as well as from athletes during the 2012 Olympic Games. This was also important as the site held up to 12,000 spectators each day during the intense Olympic competition.

The site includes a new facility building housing reception, café, changing rooms, shop, offices, spectator viewing, equipment storage and water pump and filtration facilities.

CSD were proud to be a part of maintaining the highest levels of safety in this flagship project, and backing Team GB in winning Gold and Silver Olympic medals on the course.