During the Games, it will be an operational centre at the heart of the Olympic village for organising teams and briefing athletes. In 2013, it will reopen its doors as a pioneering school with 1800 places for pupils aged three to nineteen. That’s the legacy vision for the Chobham Academy buildings in Stratford, east London. And AATi SN9/55 stair nosings are being fitted onto the precast concrete stairways to ensure long life and a huge improvement in safety both for athletes and students.
After the Games are all over, Chobham Academy will specialise in performing arts and English with a focus on sporting excellence. It will include nursery, primary and secondary schools, and a sixth-form with adult learning facilities. There will also be day-care facilities for children up to five years old, fully integrated into the nursery and lower school.
ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: "Chobham Academy will be a world-class development and puts an educational legacy at the heart of our regeneration ambitions for east London. The Olympic Village will create thousands of new homes for Londoners and the Academy will be at the heart of the facilities we are building to serve new and existing communities for generations to come."