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Six shortlisted for Olympic legacy work

17 Aug 11 Six contractors have been shortlisted for the £300m task of converting the Olympic Park venues and infrastructure for legacy use after the London 2012 Games.

The job of transforming Olympic Park venues and infrastructure for legacy-use after the Games has been passed from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to the Olympic Park Legacy Company.

The Legacy Company has appointed Mace as its project management partner. They will oversee the process of removing temporary venues and structures on the Olympic Park, removing elements of permanent venues that were specific to Games use and the reconfiguring roads, bridges and other infrastructure for legacy-use.

The 500-acre site has been divided into two contracts: one for the North Park and one for the South Park. A total of 145 firms registered their interests following the start of procurement by the ODA in late February – 68 of these were for work in the North Park and 77 for the South Park.

The shortlist for the North Park is:

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  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Carillion Construction
  • Lend Lease Construction
  • Skanska Construction UK.

The shortlist for the South Park is:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Lend Lease Construction
  • VolkerFitzpatrick
  • Skanska Construction UK.

A tender process is underway with the winning bidders expected to be announced in December 2011.

ODA chief executive Dennis Hone said: “The ODA is close to finishing the Olympic phase of regenerating this part of east London with new sports venues, parklands, homes and infrastructure nearing completion on time. Passing the baton for post-Games conversion works to the Olympic Park Legacy Company will ensure value for money as there will now only be one public body responsible for the work on-site after the summer of 2012, enabling the ODA to conclude its contracts and wind-up early if possible. It will also ensure a speedy transition that will see the Park opened to the public as soon as possible after the Games.”

Mace deputy CEO Mark Reynolds said: “We are thrilled to be one of the few companies to have been involved with the regeneration of the Olympic Park from inception, with the original master-planning and contributing to the Candidate City bid, through delivery of London 2012 Olympic and Paralypmic Games with CLM Delivery Partner (the ODA’s delivery partner) and now onto delivering the legacy. We look forward to developing a world-class legacy with the Olympic Park Legacy Company.”

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