The London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Park

The London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Park


The London Stadium (formerly Olympic Stadium) and home of Premier League football club West Ham United, required an insulation solution that would not only upgrade the thermal and acoustic performance of the HVAC and service pipe areas, but also one that could meet the overall environmental demands of the project.


After a series of consultations with the main contractor, Knauf Insulation developed a bespoke, one product solution, which met all requirements and helped to reduce engineering costs and installation time.

23,000m2 of Earthwool ® Soffit Linerboard was installed in the different elevations of the stadium, from level two to the lower ground level of the West Stand.

Manufactured with ECOSE® Technology, Earthwool ® Soffit Linerboard is a laminate of a compression resistant, non-combustible rock mineral wool slab with a variety of aesthetic finishes designed to provide a robust faced solution suitable for installation in semi-exposed environments such as stadiums like this.

The project was completed before West Ham’s first competitive game at the London Stadium in August 2016.

“The insulation product knits together to prevent open joints, which helped us to maximise the thermal efficiency of the insulation.” – Kunal Vekaria, Project Manager at HLS Installations.

PROJECT The London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Park
MAIN CONTRACTOR Balfour Beatty and HLS Installations