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Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre

The Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre or UDAC was a venue at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, located at 101 Stephenson Street in Canning Town, London.[1] It was opposite the Star Lane Docklands Light Railway station.[1]

Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre
Former names Canning Town Glass Works
Alternative names UDAC
General information
Status Approved for demolition
Type Warehouse
Location Canning Town
Address 101 Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London, E16 4SA
Town or city London
Country United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′16.62″N 0°0′13.15″E / 51.5212833°N 0.0036528°E / 51.5212833; 0.0036528
Completed 1925
Opened 1925
Demolished 2012

Contents

History and designEdit

The UDAC was a converted brick warehouse. It was built around 1925 and used to be the location of the offices of the Canning Town Glass Works.[1] In 2012, it was decorated with London 2012 banners and flags.[2] Outside of the UDAC was an office where people who had gone through the accreditation process could collect an Oyster card.[3] On 27 April 2012, the UDAC was officially opened by Lord Coe and Paul Deighton.[4]

UsageEdit

The UDAC was the location for Olympic and Paralympic staff and volunteers to collect their accreditation passes and uniforms.[4] It also had an area to take photographs for accreditation passes. The uniform area consisted of changing rooms where many volunteers collected their uniforms; they criticised the UDAC for not having mirrors there, which the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) said was intended to speed up the process.[2] On 27 June, Prime Minister David Cameron visited the facility where he assisted the volunteers working at the UDAC.[5] He was heckled while giving a speech to the volunteers.[6]

After the OlympicsEdit

The UDAC was under the control of London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) until September 2012 when they finished using it after the 2012 Paralympic Games. On 17 September Newham London Borough Council approved plans to demolish the facility and construct a series of industrial buildings in its place, intended as part of London's Olympic legacy.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "101 Stephenson Street" (PDF) (Press release). Newham London Borough Council. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b Minard, Jenny (2012-05-15). "London 2012: Games Makers get in gear for the Olympics". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  3. ^ Frequently Asked Questions (PDF). BTP. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Coe and Deighton launch London 2012 Uniform Distribution and Accreditation Centre for 70,000 Games Makers". insidethegames.biz. 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  5. ^ "British Prime Minister David Cameron works with London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteers". Yahoo! News. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  6. ^ "David Cameron heckled by Olympic volunteer for 'crippling the poor'". Daily Telegraph (archived). 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2013-01-14.