London Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium ‘P’ Rails



Firstly, to provide an anti-corrosive coating, with a quality aesthetic smooth finish, to ‘P’ rails that will be subject to a lot of public handling in an internal environment.

Secondly, to process over 1000 ‘P’ rails in the most efficient and productive way possible to meet the deadlines and budget.



The ‘P’ rails were coated in a 10-20 year anti-corrosive barrier followed by a black coating to ensure the rails merged well with the black and white seat designs.

Using bespoke jigs Bradleys increased productivity to ensure smooth efficient flow throughout the factory.



The world’s most environmentally friendly, world famous, Olympic Stadium was built in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, between the River Lea and the City Mill River, to host London’s 2012 Olympic Games.

The architects were selected in 2006 to start working on this famed project and building work began in 2008.

The project was calculated as costing just shy of £500 million.  The first Olympic stadium to be built in London was known as The Great Stadium – it was built in 1908, the first time London hosted the Olympic Games, and cost an estimated £60,000!

The Great Stadium was demolished in the 1980s and replaced with the BBC’s renowned White City development.  The 2012 Olympic Stadium will undergo modifications after the Olympic Games but will remain as a stadium.

Bradleys are glad to have a part in the 2012 Olympic Stadium by coating various architectural metalwork components around the project, including the hundreds of ‘P’ rails that lined the gangways throughout the 80,000-seat stadium.  The black of the ‘P’ rails merged with the seat colours that were designed to form lines shooting out from the 100m track finishing line.

Project Data

Location – Stratford, London E20

Sector – Sport & Leisure

Completion – 2011

Items Coated – ‘P’ rails

System – Powder Coat

Durability – Internal

Finish – RAL9011 Matt

RAL 9011 - Graphite black