The Lee Valley Athletics Centre designed by David Morley Architects is located in London, United Kingdom. The facility was required to be technically excellent and cater for this broad range of users in an inspiring environment that enhanced its surroundings and achieved high environmental standards for a modest budget; all on a brownfield site. The resulting facility designed by David Morley Architects has succeeded, if not exceeded, the clients requirements, and the architects remain in regular contact with the client team and those that use the building to understand how it is measuring up to pre-opening targets, assisting with fine-tuning to optimise performance in use, and most recently implementing a package of additions that reflect new thinking in elite sport developed since the centre was conceived.
The detailed brief for the development was initially set out in the ‘Preliminary Project Details’ issued by Drivers Jonas in October 2002. During June 2003 meetings were held with UK Athletics, Sport England and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to agree the outline brief.