Olympic Park sewage pump station wins design award

A futuristic-style sewage pumping station at the Olympic Park has scooped a national Civic Trust Award as making an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment.

The John Lyall Architects’ designed facility in the south of the Park will link with a new sewer network and will collect, convey and remove waste water from the main venues and buildings during the London 2012 Games, and from the venues and residential developments in legacy.

A striking building it feature a glowing lantern at the top of the Pumping Station’s tower, a visible landmark for the surrounding area and the new Crossrail station that will be close by.

It was among 52 projects recognised by the Awards.