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Piling halfway point for Olympics Stadium

The piling work to create the permanent foundation for the Olympic Stadium are over half-way through and the project continues to be ahead of schedule, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) confirmed today.

In May this year, construction started on the site three months earlier than originally planned and 2100 out of the 4000+ 20m deep reinforced concrete piles have been installed.

Three of the eight construction tower cranes, which are between 48 and 60 meters high have been erected ready for the start of the concrete and steel work, which will begin next week.

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said:

"Impressive progress is being made on the Olympic Stadium thanks to the hard work of Team Stadium, the design and construction team on site. Over the coming months, people will be able to see this innovative and sustainable Stadium begin to rise out of the ground.

"This project has had a fast start out of the blocks but we are never complacent about the hard work and many challenges that lie ahead of us."

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