BAM Nuttall wins £76m Olympic rebuild contract
BAM Nuttall has won the £76m contract to rebuild and landscape the Olympic Park after the Games.
Olympic minister Hugh Robertson said in a statement, “The appointment of Bam Nuttall will help set the foundations for a fantastic Olympic Park post the London 2012 Games.”
The project will be funded from the £292m budget set aside from the £9.3bn Olympic purse.
After winning the original main civils package for the site, the firm will now remove temporary stadiums, including basketball and water polo, and double the amount of parkland.
It will also have the task of reconfiguring Games-time bridges and underpasses under a new “Clear, Connect, Complete” programme of work designed to link nearby communities to the heart of the park and improve public access.
Bam will face a tight programme, as challenging as preparing for the Games themselves. The Olympic Park Legacy Company is keen that the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is opened as soon as possible and has set Bam the task of completing the north section by the summer of 2013 and the southern by spring 2014.
Around 500 jobs will be created during the process with at least 20% going to local residents on the host London boroughs. Training and apprenticeship opportunities will also be available.
The OPLC is also preparing to invite contractors to prequalify to bid for the £95m partial dismantling and rebuild of the Olympic stadium.