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Arup and Aecom picked for Tokyo Olympics

7 Oct 14 A team of Arup and Aecom is to provide advice on the development of venues and infrastructure for the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo in 2020.

The consultants will work for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, providing services including a review of the masterplan and advice covering areas such as transport, security, sustainability and legacy. Arup and partner consultant Aecom will also advise on the venue briefs and contribute to the strategy development for overall delivery of design and construction through the preparation stage to the legacy transformation.

“Arup is proud to have played a part in renewing Beijing and London in advance of the Olympics and is looking forward to continuing our contribution to the 2020 Tokyo Games," said Jerome Frost, the Arup director who was head of design and regeneration for the London Olympics.

“Through our experience in preparing cities for the Olympics and other international events, the firm has been responsible for much of the urban renewal of the host cities, ensuring the events serve as a catalyst for long-term investment and development,” he said.

Aecom head of sports Bill Hanway said much the same; he was "incredibly honoured to be part of three consecutive Games" and  "proud of our work that delivers both a successful event while helping to position sport as a catalyst for wider urban regeneration and development".

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