Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Delivery group sets programme rolling


RESPONSIBILITY FOR driving forward the Olympic Games construction programme has initially fallen to an interim body led by the Greater London Authority.

'The London 2012 organisation goes into a transition team which will hold the baby until the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) is established, ' a London 2012 offi cial told NCEI after the result of the bid was announced. This organisation, known as the Olympic Delivery Group, will take charge until LOCOG is in place this month.

The interim group is headed by London mayor Ken Livingstone's senior policy adviser Neale Coleman.

LOCOG will initially take charge of procurement until the government has established the Olympic Delivery Agency.

The Bill went before Parliament last month. It provides the necessary planning and compulsory purchase powers to secure land in the Lower Lea Valley which is not already committed to the Games.

It also sets up a dedicated Olympic lottery to generate funds for the construction programme.

ome major procurement work for the Games has already begun. The London Development Agency has issued tenders for:

Design of the Olympic Park and infrastructure (excluding venues);

Velopark esign;

Programme management;

Demolition and remediation contracts.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.