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Atkins unveiled as official engineering design services provider for London 2012

London 2012 Games organiser LOCOG has appointed Atkins as the official engineering design services provider for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Atkins will provide multidisciplinary engineering design consultancy for the temporary venues and overlay that the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is providing within London and across the country for the Games.

Under the tier three deal, Atkins will also have exclusive rights in the engineering design sector to London 2012 logos.

The contract will see Atkins working with LOCOG to support the delivery of the competition venues, operation centres and back of house support required for the Games.

This will include building services design, civil and structural engineering, acoustics, fire and accessibility advice for London 2012’s venues including those at Horse Guards Parade, Greenwich Park and Hyde Park in London, St James’ Park in Newcastle, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, as well as those on the Olympic Park itself.

Atkins has been part of the design team for the Olympic Park site-wide infrastructure since late 2005, working with partners to deliver a range of services including aspects of the clearing and cleaning of the site, infrastructure such as roads, bridges and utilities and environmental and ecological support.

LOCOG chairman Lord Coe said: “We are now at the half-way point between winning the bid and staging the Games and the appointment of Atkins is a real sign that the project is developing at a rapid pace and that we are well on track. Atkins is a world class player in this field, with a fantastic record of working on major projects. They know the project inside out and will be a valuable partner on the road to 2012.”

Keith Clarke, chief executive of Atkins, said: "Having worked on the development since 2006, Atkins has the proven breadth and depth of technical excellence and project management experience to deliver such a major project .

“Helping to deliver the temporary facilities is a truly exciting project, which demands the ability to bring certainty and security to a unique set of challenges. It is just the type of project our people thrive on.”

Having secured the contract, Atkins will also have the rights to use the designation as Official Engineering Design services provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in its marketing materials.

Games sponsors

As it heads towards its £2bn budget for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games, LOCOG now has seven domestic Tier One Partners:

Adidas (Sportswear Partner)
BP (Oil and Gas Partner)
British Airways (Airline Partner)
BT (Communications Services Partner)
EDF Energy (Energy Utilities Services Partner)
Lloyds TSB (Banking and Insurance Partner)
Nortel (Network Infrastructure Partner)

It also has three domestic Tier Two Supporters:

Adecco
Cadbury
Deloitte.

Worldwide Olympic Partners already signed up for 2012 are:

Coca-Cola
Acer
Atos Origin
GE
McDonald’s
Omega
Panasonic
Samsung
Visa

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