Olympic boost for construction companies

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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UK construction companies who helped build the 2012 venues are in line for £1.5bn of work in the next Olympics.

Work is expected to flow during a series of trade missions to cash-in on the success of the London Games.

Visits to Russia,Brazil and Qatar are planned with £1.5bn of contracts identified flowing from the next Winter Olympics in Sochi and the main Games in Rio.

Aecom has already won the competition to design the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, Populous has designed the Sochi stadium and UK firms including Atkins have secured £600m of contracts at Qatar 2022.

The Government has forecast that the 2012 Olympics will provide a £13bn boost in UK trade over the coming years.

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said: “It’s not only our athletes who have shown themselves to be world-class, British businesses have played a key role in delivering our most successful games in history.

“Producing the most spectacular show on earth has given UK companies the skills and expertise to support Brazil as the baton is passed to Rio 2016.

“We have identified huge opportunities for UK firms to work on the next Olympic games in Sochi and Rio – a golden boost to British businesses that will create jobs and support economic growth.”

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