London 2012 Copper Box
With London 2012 nearly here, you’re going to see a lot of the Olympic Park and its amazing venues. Each day this week, find out how one of the venues will be used after the Games are over. Today, it’s the Copper Box which will host the handball and the fencing stage of the modern pentathlon.
The stunning Copper Box, with its 3,000 sq m of copper cladding, took less than two years to complete. That is pretty fast, but with our time lapse footage you can watch it take shape in less than a minute and a half.
After the games the Copper Box will become a multi-use sports centre for community use, athlete training and events, operated by Greenwich Leisure Limited.
Its flexible design and retractable seating mean it will be suitable for activities ranging from international competition to community sports, and for a wide range of indoor sports, including basketball, handball, badminton, boxing, martial arts, netball, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and volleyball.
A health and fitness club with changing facilities and a cafe for use by the local community are also planned.