The Olympic shooting venue on Woolwich Common is fast taking shape, with the distinctive holes in the side of the temporary structures.
The venue will have to be finished by the spring, with a test event, the ISSF World Cup, planned for 18-28 April. But one thing’s still missing from the site…
Sadly, there’s still no indication to passers-by that this is going to be an Olympic venue. Is the Olympic Delivery Authority – which is constructing this rather than LOCOG – ashamed of Woolwich or something? They’ve had four months to dress the battleship grey hoardings, or at least put the odd sign up. Instead, for many, what’s going on is a mystery. (And one which has shut off a very handy cycle lane.)
I took these photos the evening before the riots, but somehow they seem a little more timely now. Particularly with the events of last week, it’d be good to see the ODA get off its backside and start making this place something Woolwich can shout about. It needs it at the moment.