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Atkins wins place on latest LLDC framework

28 Jul Atkins has won a place on the latest development framework from the LLDC, extending its relationship with the 2012 London Olympics site to more than 20 years by the end of the contract.

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), who oversee the 2012 Olympics legacy, has awarded the design, engineering and project management consultancy, single source status as a multi-disciplinary provider for a range of services focussed on creating places to live, work and play as part of the transformation of the area of East London which played host to the games ten years ago.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, venue for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is expected to be the site for a truly long-lasting legacy for the area, which has always been one of the key aims of hosting the games.

Atkins first started working with London 2012 Olympics organisation in 2005, when it was announced the UK capital had been successful in its bid for the games. This latest framework is the third framework Atkins has won from LLDC, which will run for four years.

Having worked successfully to deliver the infrastructure necessary for the 2012 games, Atkins has since been working with LLDC to deliver on its promise to create a vibrant, innovative, and sustainable new neighbourhood for the city.

Atkins’ infrastructure managing director Mike McNicholas was project director for the original London 2012 delivery scheme and speaking about the award he said: “We as a business and I personally started working on London 2012 in December 2005, a few months after the UK had won the bid. With the new framework appointment, it will take the time we’ve been working on the development and its legacy to 21 years, which is a fantastic achievement in many respects.

“The framework will provide Atkins a platform to assist the legacy agenda of putting Social Value at the heart of the Olympic legacy.

“But also, this framework win really serves to highlight the importance of always keeping customer focus upper-most over such a long period, while at the same time adapting to stay relevant to the changing client over what will be more than 20 years.”

The LLDC was formed in 2012 with the aim of transforming Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a dynamic new heart for East London, creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in the capital and more widely in the UK.

Mark Camley, Executive Director of Park Operations and Venues for LLDC said: “Atkins has consistently delivered at a high level since the inception of the LLDC ten years’ ago, and before that as part of the delivery team for London 2012.

“They will help us deliver on our promise of a lasting and meaningful legacy for London 2012, with sustainability and Social Value at its heart.”

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