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Bam Nuttall scoops £70M Olympic Park legacy contract

Bam Nuttall has won the £70M deal to transform the Olympic Park generating 500 temporary jobs and create a foundation for further development over the next two decades.

Bam Nuttal will stitch together games infrastructure with the rest of the capital creating the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The work is split into two contracts – a £27M North Park and £49M South Park development – and is being dubbed the “clear, connect, complete” project. Bam Nuttal will clear the games temporary venues, walkways and roads and connect the park with new roads, cycle and pedestrian paths, and complete the permanent venues, bridges and parklands.

“Through ‘Clear, Connect, Complete’ we will create an accessible place with public venues, open spaces and connections that reach out to our surrounding communities and entice visitors,” said Olympic Park Legacy Company chief executive Andrew Altman.

“This will be a huge achievement given the scale of construction work that is needed and another example of how legacy plans for the park are more advanced than any previous host Olympic city.”

Contracts for other areas and venues such as the Aquatics Centre, Stadium, visitor centres and playgrounds as well as the creation of the South Plaza have yet to be awarded.

North and south park contract detail

Clear

Removal of athletes training centre at Eton Manor (temporary venue)
Removal of basketball arena (temporary venue)
Removal of water polo (temporary venue)
Removal of warm-up track (temporary venue)
Removal of games-time security areas and spectator stands

Connect

Around 9.5km of the games-time road network
Connect surrounding communities to the heart of the park with new footways and cycle paths
Reconfiguration of 30 games-time bridges and underpasses to improve public access

Complete

Double of the amount of parkland to 102ha and plant 2,000 trees, ten hectares of meadow, new lawns and create two large allotment sites
Conversion of the press and broadcast centre site by removing the catering village and gantry to prepare for incoming tenant, and adding of photovoltaic panels and cladding to the car park
Create the Velopark including adding 1.6km of outdoor cycle circuit, a 6.5km mountainbike trail
Create Eton Manor sports complex for hockey and tennis
Internal fit out of the multi-use arena for public use
Reinstate 12 football pitches at East Marsh

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