Porcelain floor tiles and slabs for O2 Arena, London

Porcelain floor tiles and slabs for O2 Arena, London

Name of the Client: McAlpine/Laing Joint Venture (MLJV)
Project Name: O2 Arena
Location: Greenwich Peninsula London
Product(s) supplied ‐ type and quantity: Lounge beige unpolished porcelain floor tiles and slabs
Consultant Name: (Architect) Sir Richard Rogers
Contractor Name: Domus
Completion Date: Original opening December 1999, re‐branded O2 June 2007

The world famous Dome project was conceived by the UK government as Festival of Britain style showcase to celebrate the third millennium. In June 2007 the dome was rebranded as the O2 arena with a highly publicised transition into an entertainment centre including an indoor arena, a music club, a cinema, an exhibition space and bars and restaurants. The arena is a 23,000 capacity venue.

RAK Ceramics manufactured and supplied Lounge beige unpolished porcelain tiles for the floors and specially fabricated Lounge beige slab porcelain for all the staircases including to the Royal box. London's O2 was the most visited arena in the world last year with over 2.3 million attending events. In the five years since installation the tiles and slabs have endured almost 14 million footsteps and amazingly still look good. This is a testament to the strength and durability of RAK porcelain products guaranteeing high performance in a commercial environment.

Awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award

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