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First business relocates to make way for the Olympic Park

In the week that the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) launches its Olympic Park delivery programme, the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, will today formally mark the first business relocation to make way for the Olympics.
Sortex, a manufacturer of sorting machinery for the food processing industry, with around 200 staff, is the first businesses to relocate as part of plans to deliver the London 2012 Olympic Games. As part of a deal facilitated by the London Development Agency (LDA), the firm, which has been based at Pudding Mill Lane, E15 since 1985, will soon be moving away from the Olympic zone to a new, purpose-built headquarters in Newham's Beckton Basin.The relocation deal and resulting move is being co-ordinated by project managers and construction consultants Buro Four and DBK Back respectively. With a construction value of approximately £11 million, the new Sortex site will provide state-of-the-art facilities and a modern headquarters environment.Remediation of the Olympics site is to be carried out by Morrison and Nuttall, with Halcrow acting as consultantRelated links:Today's top stories

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