Air Design supplied an AHU which provided the supply ventilation specifically for the kitchens – part of the 12,000m² catering village serving 50,000 meals per day to the broadcasters, photographers and journalists that brought the Games to a worldwide audience.
“We are delighted to be involved on such a prestigious project. Deadlines don’t get much bigger than the opening of the Olympic Games so, like other suppliers to the Olympic Park, our ability to respond quickly was vital.”
The 24-hour media hub, the International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre (IBC/MPC), was one of seven permanent venues located within the Olympic Park. It housed the very latest IT facilities, along with a 200m long ‘High Street’ with banks, newsagents, travel agents and a post office, as well as a transport mall providing a drop-off facility and car parking. In a concerted effort to make the best use of space within the Olympic Park, it was the first time press and broadcasters were based in the same area.