Our Olympic contribution
- Contract: The ArcelorMittal London Orbit
- Client: Greater London Authority
- Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
- Project Scope: Handrails & Perforated Infills
ArcelorMittal London Orbit is acclaimed to be the largest British Sculpture, created by the renowned artist Anish Kapoor in collaboration with the structural engineer Cecil Balmond, Arup AGU and sanctioned by the Mayor of London.
The London Orbit will draw attention to the Olympics Park more persuasively than any of the architecture commissioned for the event. The sculpture consists of a continuous loop lattice of tubular steel, which is 114.5m high and consists of over 2000 tonnes of steel.
On a clear day it will be possible to see more than 20 miles into the distance from the viewing platforms, which stand 80m above the park.
It’s exciting profile snakes up a 1,150ft spiral staircase and the Laser Centre was chosen to design, manufacture and install the helical stainless steel handrail and perforated panels that complement the external appearance of this amazing structure.
Working closely with our customer we delivered this on time and within budget, proving again our commitment to quality and service in demanding situations.