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ODA published detailed programme of Olympic work

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has outlined the detailed programme of works needed for the 2012 games.

The 'programme delivery baseline report' outlines a project twice the size of Heathrow's new terminal 5, to be delivered in half the time. The work and legacy benefits are both detailed.

Aside from the main stadium, aquatic centre, velodrome, athletes' village and media centre, the programme will include the construction of 4,000 new homes, more than 30 new bridges, 20km of roads and 8km of revitalised waterways, an electricity sub-station, as well as numerous roads and bridges.

The Olympics project will create the biggest building site in Europe, employing up to 9,000 people. The budget currently stands at £9.3bn and today's report is the basis for the detailed breakdown of the ODA budget that Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell published in December.

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: "Delivering the venues and infrastructure needed for 2012 will be a hugely challenging project and the scale of works outlined in this report are matched only by the enormous legacy benefits they will deliver."

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