Speedo in Baca-designed building for Olympics
White Post Quay in Hackney Wick, opposite the Olympic Park, has become home to swimwear specialist Speedo for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
With the stimulus of the games, its strategic location and unique design, our developer client was inundated with requests to let the building – even though completion date was post Olympics.
Baca associate Owen Lambert comments: “Through Baca’s hard work, we were able to absorb major design changes whilst on site, find cost savings and deliver shell and core ready for fit-out for the Games. Tenants were able to move in to the building and enjoy the great facilities, right on the doorstep of the UK’s biggest sporting event. For a practice that specialises in water-based design, we were thrilled it was let to top swimwear brand, Speedo.”
Post Games the building will revert back to its intended use as artists’ studios and business incubator units. The project is also designed as a flood resilient building, with the wonderful groundfloor foyer space, acting as a safe haven for other occupiers of the site and users of the towpath.