Working closely with the London Borough of Enfield and English Heritage, Mears Projects undertook the complete replacement of the failing asphalt roof covering which included the replacement of architectural roof lights. As a Grade 2 listed building, there was strict compliance to maintain the original character of the art deco building. Mears Projects worked closely with English Heritage to ensure all works and materials were in line with the strict requirements of this historical site.
Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Paralympics & Olympic Games is delighted with the work that has gone into restoring the stadium. He visited the stadium during the works and commented: “I competed at the QE2 Stadium as a young athlete. It holds some special memories for me and helped me shape my career. London’s 2012 vision has always been to use the power of the Games to inspire change and Enfield demonstrates it is taking advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity of staging the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. With the track upgraded in good time for the Olympic Games I look forward to attracting local young athletes to track and field so that they too can fulfill their sporting potential. “