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News: 23 November 2018

Herne Hill Velodrome wins at IStructE Awards 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Herne Hill Velodrome has won the IStructE Structural Award 2018 for Small Projects £1-3m.

HTS have thoroughly enjoyed being involved with this fantastic project which involved the construction of a new two-storey GLULAM / CLT timber pavilion for the oldest velodrome in the UK. This project was undertaken as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Judge’s comment -

‘This building is on the site of the previous venue for cycling events at the Olympics and has succeeded in providing a modern engineered timber pavilion, which makes use of some of the elements of the original 1891 building; such as the cast iron posts, which support the primary 600mm-deep European whitewood glulam timber beams. These primary beams were curved in the factory to form the pavilion’s distinctive and highly aesthetic roof profile.

The detailing demonstrates visual elegance. The attention to detail, such as the tapered beams above the outside seating area, align to the internal moment envelope, as well as reducing the perceived depth of the roof at the line of sight and contribute to the elegance of the overall design solution.

Another added value is rehabilitating the UK’s oldest velodrome, the home of track cycling in London for over 120 years and the only remaining venue still in operation from the 1948 Olympic Games, which is a tribute to our structural engineering heritage

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