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West Ham MP visits transforming Aquatics Centre

MP Lyn Brown inside the Aquatics Centre. Picture: Steve Poston MP Lyn Brown inside the Aquatics Centre. Picture: Steve Poston

Sunday, November 18, 2012
10:00 AM

Stratford’s Aquatics Centre met its local MP Lyn Brown last week when she dropped in to look at construction work on the Olympic venue.

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MP Lyn Brown on a tour with construction workers at the Aquatics Centre. Picture: Steve PostonMP Lyn Brown on a tour with construction workers at the Aquatics Centre. Picture: Steve Poston

The visit was organised by Open Doors who invite the public to look at transforming sites including the Aquatics Centre which is being turned into a public leisure facility for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The West Ham MP met with project director Stuart Fraser who led the original construction team and is now overseeing the legacy works.

Ms Brown said: “It was a great pleasure to visit the Aquatics Centre to see the important work taking place to turn this fabulous Olympic venue into a public facility.

“I was impressed to learn that they are now recycling and reusing parts of the building and site no longer needed. Excess seats will go to other stadiums and water tanks to Africa.

“If this happens well, we will really will have had the most sustainable Games ever.

“I saw the start of this process, with the temporary stands being dismantled and removed and was told that this work will take approximately fifteen months to complete.

“It is clear that our construction industry is in good shape. It is highly skilled and innovative and should have an important role to play in rebalancing our economy and delivering jobs particularly to young people and school leavers.”

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