Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has insisted that plans for the 2012 Olympics remain on track with delivery contractor Bam Nuttall ready to start delivery of the Northern parklands later this spring.
“The overall construction programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games continues on track, with no delay in the construction of the Olympic Park or in the construction of the parklands in the North of the Park,” said Jowell yesterday, responding to a written ministerial question.
“The delivery contractor, Bam Nuttall, is currently procuring a number of specialist subcontractors and suppliers through a series of packages and is on track to start delivery of the Northern parklands later this spring. The contracts for the hard and soft landscaping of the South Park are due for award later in 2009, with on-site work to start in early 2010.
“These are in line with planned dates for such contracts to be let,” she said.
BAM Nuttall, which has been delivering the demolition and remediation of the southern section of the Olympic Park, will be responsible for hard and soft landscape works including tree planting and the construction of the concourse which will link all the venues, entrances and parklands.
The contract will also include the creation of new wetland and other wildlife habitats, installing new allotments and permanent park furniture, lighting, irrigation and drainage.