'The Orbit Slide' Arcelor Mittal Orbit Attraction - QEOP South Park - E20 | bblur architecture


Yes there is a plan for The Orbit to have a slide!

Planning ref - 15/00162/SCRES



Nice work CP!


The plan was there a couple of weeks ago but no docs attached and nothing came up on Google. A dream come true for me (if it gets the go ahead) as I, like many others, have been going on about helter skelter need for a long time.


@Claire — I had no idea this was a real idea. Looks like it might well become a reality.


Nice finding @Claire :smile:


I would love this!


It was just in my childish head but as the populous has always said it should be one someone was obviously paying attention. I’ve been waiting for the docs to appear for a couple of weeks. Now it’s real, let’s hope it happens.


Apparently there is an approval meeting today on this.

Fact: It will be the longest covered dry slide in the world.

The designers are working hard to make this 100% inclusive for everyone. There is a design team developing ideas with disability organisations, researching to make sure that they fulfil this remit.

The hope is that it’ll be launched around Easter 2016.


I think this is a YESSSS!!!

Well round 1 at least.



The Evening Standard are a bit slow!


Thank @Claire

A LLDC spokesperson said: “We are committed to ensuring our visitors have the best possible day out every time they visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and as with all our venues we are constantly exploring ways to ensure we are leading the way with the latest visitor experience. The addition of a slide would be an exciting and alternative way to descend from the viewing platforms, and will give a different perspective of Britain’s tallest sculpture.”


The plan has been submitted.



FastCo.Design wrote a small piece about it: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3049299/the-uks-tallest-sculpture-will-let-you-ride-a-slide-all-the-way-down

BBLUR Architecture portfolio is awesome: http://www.bblur.com/


Full steam ahead with the build at last! Photos courtesy of @Paul_Simon_Rydzyk


I can’t wait! :slight_smile:


Except from Time Out London:

“So far, there’s been a lot of talk about the project and not much action, but now a team of specialist abseilers have started lifting pieces of the slide into place. Hooray! The 178-metre-long slide will be wrapped around the existing sculpture 12 times, and it’s estimated that you’ll reach speeds of 15mph on the 40-second descent. The slide is due to open this summer and tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks.”


Ride The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for London’s most talked about new attraction, The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit!

Visitors will descend the world’s highest and, at 178m, the world’s longest tunnel slide, as they travel down the UK’s tallest public artwork, they’ll pass through light and dark sections with London’s dramatic skyscape whizzing by!

In the 40-second trip, visitors will circle around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times as they weave their way through the famous loops and curves of the iconic structure, including a tight corkscrew section names the ‘bettfeder’ – after the German word for ‘bedspring’ – and end with a 50m straight run back down to earth!


Named as Time Out London’s number 1 thing to do this year, you do not want to miss this! Book your tickets here now! - See more at: http://arcelormittalorbit.com/whats-on/the-slide/#sthash.32mxTSGi.dpuf


Yes @AMOrbit / @QEOP