Olympic Energy Centre


The Energy Centre design is based on iconic or well-known industrial revolution buildings such as the Tate Modern and Battersea Power Station. The Energy Centre includes much of the old Edwardian building of King’s Yard. It took two years to remove 52 overhead electricity pylons from the Olympic site. 200km of electricity cables run beneath the ground through two 6km tunnels. Both the energy centres serve the new metropolitan development in East London since the 2012 Games.

The Brief

Premier Platform Lifts were approached by Carey’s PLC, the main contractor for the energy centre construction and asked to design a disabled Platform Lift that would fit harmoniously into the architecturally designed energy complex. Disabled access was required to service the upper floors of the Edwardian building via a ramp and lift shaft system that would tie in with the newly constructed energy centre cladding.

The Solution

The VPL500 Platform Lift was first choice with its robust and versatile design, enabling us to exceed the design teams expectations and also provide ultimate functionality.