Hot water pipework is being laid to connect the energy centres on the Olympic Park to Stratford High Street and beyond.

This means that future developers can tap into the low carbon heat source rather than build their own combined heat and power plants.

The project is being funded with £480,000 by the London Development Agency and London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “It is vitally important that the Olympic and Paralympic Games helps to raise standards of sustainability and this is a shining example of the green legacy of the 2012 Games.

“With the news of the Royal Docks becoming an Enterprise Zone, this area of East London is set to become a crucible of low carbon innovation.

“These pipelines buried deep underground, will in the future feed clean, green energy direct from the Olympic park into Stratford’s homes and businesses.”

The energy services company, Cofely, will be installing the pipework. Their Energy Centre on the Olympic Park is the largest energy centre scheme to be built so far in the UK.

The Energy Centre is providing efficient low-carbon heating and cooling across the site for the Games and for the new buildings and communities that will develop after 2012 through a district heating network.

For more information on the Energy Centre see our previous edie article.

Alison Brown

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