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

Industry backing bolstered bid team

News

THE CONSTRUCTION industry played a vital part in London 2012's bid success, with many firms working for free as the build up to submitting the bid intensified.

London 2012 infrastructure director James Bulley was also seconded from consultant Drivers Jonas.

Number crunching was carried out by Franklin & Andrews to ensure fi gures for the construction programme stood up to International Olympic Committee scrutiny.

On the contracting side, Laing O'Rourke worked on virtual reality computer simulations for the Olympic Park and Mace helped on the procurement strategy and timetable.

Buro Happold provided key input on the stadium design and on infrastructure planning, utilities, river engineering and the sustainability strategy.

EDF energy also made a huge leap of faith in sponsoring the bid, as it is owned by the French utilities giant ElectricitÚ de France which would have almost certainly felt obliged to back the rival Paris bid.

The key contributions enabled London bid team member and British Olympic Association chairman Craig Reedie to trumpet Britain's 'superb technical plan' in Singapore.

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.