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Olympic media centre takes shape

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The 4,500t steel frame for the London 2012 International Broadcast Centre (IBC) has been completed in ten weeks.

The IBC, combined with the Main Press Centre, will support around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists, while in legacy the facilities will be converted into business space

The frame of the IBC, fabricated and erected by Severfield-Reeve, is 275m-long, 104m wide, 21m high and is said to be big enough to house five jumbo jets. During the Games the building will have 52,000m² of studio space and 8,000m² of offices.

Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics, said: “The IBC’s giant steel frame is a perfect example of how the Games are benefitting the whole of the UK with businesses in Yorkshire and the North East involved in its development.”

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