Olympic chiefs praise UK subcontractors and suppliers

Grant Prior 13 years ago

London 2012 leaders have heaped praise on hundreds of subcontractors on the Olympics as procurement for the 2012 Games comes to an end.

Olympic Delivery Authority Chairman John Armitt said: “The Olympic Park project is on schedule and budget and we have successfully hit all of our milestones over the last five years.

“This is thanks to the skill and professionalism of thousands of British businesses who have won contracts and shown the rest of the world what UK plc can achieve.

“The Olympic Park is a great showcase for UK industry and many companies have used it to go on and win work on other projects across the world.

“When we welcome the world to London next summer, tens of thousands of people from right across the UK will know that they played a part in building the stage for the greatest show on earth.”

Some of the subcontractors and suppliers highlighted by the ODA included:

East of England

·         Architectural Glazed Façades Ltd, Cambridge – curtain walling and cladding for the Velodrome

·         Certwood, Luton – manufactured spectator seats for the Olympic Stadium

·         Lee Warren Fabrication & Design, St Albans –  architectural metalwork for the Velodrome

·         Camfaud Concrete Pumps, Epping – concrete pumping for the wetlands project in the Olympic Park

·         A J Morrisoe, Borehamwood  – concrete for the Aquatics Centre.

East Midlands

·         Evans Concrete, Somercotes – parapets and decking for new bridges on the Olympic Park

·         Hewitts Turf, Leicester – installed the  Olympic Stadium turf

·         A&L Paving, Northampton – installation of kerbs and paving on the Olympic Park

·         Industrial Fire Protection, Leicester – insulation for the Olympic Stadium


·         Cornerstone Construction, Wimbledon – fitted timber track for the Velodrome

·         South London Timber, Southwark –  timber for the Aquatics Centre

·         Stott Carpentry, Ruislip – carpentry services for the Athletes’ Village

·         Selwood, Greenwich – drainage and buried services for the Olympic Park

·         GBN services, Leyton – skips for the Aquatics Centre

North West

·         Leighs Paints, Bolton – protective coatings for Olympic Stadium steelwork

·         Dew Piling, Oldham – piling work for the Aquatics Centre

·         Icopal, Manchester –  containment lining for the Handball Arena

·         Adlington Welding, Chorley – supply of welding equipment for the Stadium

·         Ainscoug Crane Hire, Wigan – crane hire for the bridges and highways on the Olympic Park

·         Merseyside Coatings, Widnes – paint for the Olympic Stadium

North East

·         Sotech, Durham – roof cladding for the Aquatics Centre

·         Hart Door Systems, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – roller shutters for the Olympic Stadium

·         Hathaway Roofing, County Durham – roof cladding for the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre

·         International Paint, Newcastle – paint supplies for the Aquatics Centre

·         Mammoet, Wallsend – jack machines for the Park’s bridges and highways construction

Northern Ireland

·         McGrath Group, County Antrim – architectural metal work for the Olympic Stadium

·         Lagan Construction, Belfast – construction of the Central Park Bridge on the Park

·         McAvoy Group, Dungannon – temporary modular buildings for the Basketball Arena

·         Macrete Concrete, County Antrim – parapet support structures for the bridges and roads on the Olympic Park


·         Barr, Glasgow – construction contract for the Basketball Arena

·         Impact Test Equipment, Stevenston – aggregate for the Aquatics Centre

·         Balmoral Sectional Tanks, Aberdeen – utilities services for the Olympic Stadium

·         Euro Pools, Glasgow – specialist testing services for the Aquatics Centre

South West

·         Base Structures, Bristol – fabric lining for Velodrome

·         Structural Metal Decks, Poole – metal decking and studs for the Olympic Stadium

·         Waterscapes, Somerset – soft landscaping work for Olympic Stadium

·         Fastglobe, Wiltshire –  joining work on the Olympic Stadium terraces

·         B&B Mould Manufacturers, Taunton – concrete terracing units for the Olympic Stadium

·         Blom, Somerset – aerial photos of Olympic Park

·         Riise, Plymouth – underfloor heating for the Athletes’ Village

South East

·         Prater, Surrey – cladding for the Olympic Stadium’s west stand

·         SDI Unistride Drainage Solutions, Hampshire – drainage services for the Stadium

·         Freeland Horticulture, Hextable – soil supplies for the Stadium

·         Floor Trak, Romsey – infield painting services for the Velodrome

·         Palmstead Nursery, Ashford – supplied plants and bulbs for the planting around the Stadium site

·         Oxford Archaeology, Oxford – archaeological investigations at the Eton College Rowing Lake at Dorney Lake, Buckinghamshire


·         Euroclad, Cardiff – external cladding for the Olympic Stadium’s west stand

·         B&W Tunnelling, Bridgend – drainage and buried services on the Olympic Park

·         Express Reinforcements, Neath – reinforcement for the Olympic Stadium

·         Williamson Technical Services, Conwy – specialist site services for the Stadium

·         Bluebay Building Products, Cardiff – reinforced concrete for the construction of bridges and roads on the Olympic Park

West Midlands

·         Structural Stairways Ltd, Brierley Hill – specialist fabrications for the Velodrome

·         Slick Seating, Redditch – temporary seating for various Olympic Park venues

·         Stuarts Industrial Flooring, Tamworth – flooring for the Velodrome

·         Zaun Fencing, Wolverhampton – security fencing for the Olympic Park

·         Keller, Coventry – piling for the Olympic Stadium

·         RMD Kwikform, Walsall – structural steelwork for the Aquatics Centre


·         Arnold Laver, Sheffield – supplied timber for the Velodrome’s track

·         Pheonix Flooring, Leeds – work on the Olympic Stadium

·         Bespoke Precast, Barnsley – seating terraces for the Velodrome

·         County Turf, Scunthorpe – grew  turf for the Olympic Stadium

·         Actaccomm, Mirfield – modular temporary buildings for the Olympic Park

·         Urban Hygiene, Doncaster –  paint for various venues

·         Arco, Hull –  provision of protective construction clothing for the Olympic Park construction

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