Olympic hall moves to Dorset

London 2012 shooting Gold Medallist Peter Wilson has opened a creative arts centre at Lytchett Minister School in Dorset.

Olympic dining room becomes new school building

A building, once part of the Olympic athletes dining room at London 2012 has become a temporary creative arts block at a Dorset school.

The building, the size of two football pitches, includes a 450 seat theatre, art classrooms, a dance studio and music rooms.

The art block at Lytchett Minster Upper School near Poole was hit by lightning during the Christmas holidays and destroyed by fire.

It's taken an emergency response team from Dutch temporary structure specialist De Boer just 45 days to complete the building in time for A Level and GCSE exams this summer. Today it was officially opened by Olympic shooting gold medallist Peter Wilson. Luke Castiglione has been to take a look.

Olympic Village dining room opens at Dorset school

 Peter Wilson
London 2012 shooting Gold Medallist Peter Wilson at Lychett Minster School Credit: ITV News Meridian

London 2012 shooting Gold Medallist Peter Wilson is to open a creative arts centre at Lytchett Minister School in Dorset.

Just weeks after the school's multi-million pound creative arts centre was destroyed by fire, students have moved into a specialist new facility that was part of the Olympic Village.

Olympic dining room
This building used to be the dining room in the Olympic Village Credit: ITV News Meridian

The new building was part of the athlete's dining room in the Olympic Village at London 2012 and it is the size of two football pitches. 17,000 atletes ate there every day and 50,000 meals were served in it.

The site where the building burnt down has recently been cleared
The site where the building burnt down has recently been cleared Credit: ITV News Meridian

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