Polypipe becomes one of the first to highlight its contribution to London 2012 under the Supplier Recognition Scheme
18 March 2013, News release from Polypipe Terrain
Polypipe, the UK's largest plastic piping systems manufacturer, has been granted permission to highlight its contribution to the construction of the London 2012 stadia and buildings, including the Olympic Stadium, Velodrome and Athletes Village.
Working with the various stakeholders from an early stage, Polypipe supplied almost one million metres of plastic pipe and over two million fittings to the Olympic Park.
Polypipe supplied a number of product systems for a variety of applications across the Olympic build, including six different systems for the Athletes Village alone. In particular its renowned Terrain above ground soil and waste drainage systems were used by all of the major projects on the Park, and several innovative products were developed specifically for the project.
One such innovation is Terrain Firetrap firesleeves, which achieved a never-seen-before 4-hour fire protection for above ground plastic drainage systems; developed to meet the demands of the Athletes Village.
Polypipe successfully tendered for and won each project individually across the Olympic Park. Ian Crickmore, Polypipe Terrain's Technical Director, credits this success to the integrated team working he witnessed. He said: "By getting involved early with the project engineers and designers we were able to provide substantial technical assistance and guidance, helping the project teams overcome any challenges and find the best pipework solutions for their buildings. It was also a big help for us to get input into our research and development program. We became part of the integrated supply chains on these projects and the results speak for themselves."
Adam Turk, Polypipe Terrain's Commercial Director added: "Polypipe is extremely proud of the role it has played in the delivery of London 2012 projects. The opening ceremony highlighted the UK's fantastic manufacturing heritage to the world, and in turn the British construction industry showed its ability to deliver these landmark projects on time and within budget, while continuously pushing the boundaries in sustainable construction."
Polypipe's contribution to London 2012 has previously been recognised by the ODA's 'Learning Legacy: Lessons Learned from the London 2012 Games Construction' report, and as part of the Plastics for Gold Exhibition at the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP), which formed part of the Cultural Olympiad, celebrating plastic's contribution.
Adam Turk continues: "We are delighted that we have been approved under the Supplier Recognition Scheme, and can now talk more openly about our involvement in the construction of the Olympic Park. Moreover, we are really pleased that we can now use our London 2012 experience, together with our world-class technical competence, to work on other key high profile projects such as this around the world."
For further information please email Polypipe Terrain