2:00pm Sunday 3rd March 2013
By Melanie Attlesey
A multi-million pound investment project has started at a London 2012 venue, as it becomes the first to reopen to the public after the Olympics.
The £6.3million project at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross will include a new pavilion, additional changing rooms, more car parking and improvements to facilities for athletes.
The centre launched its new rafting season on Friday.
The investment comes in response to the success of the 2011/12 season and the increase in interest in white water activities.
During the Olympics Team GB won gold and silver medals in the Canoe Slalom at the venue.
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Chief Executive, Shaun Dawson, said: “We’re very proud that we were the first brand new London 2012 venue to re-open to the public after the Games and we’re delighted to see the positive effect which the Games has had."
The centre will host the Canoe Slalom World Championships in 2015, the first time the championships has been in British waters for 20 years.
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