Olympic build finished
Building work on the Olympic Park has been officially completed with 200 days to go to the opening ceremony of London 2012.
Organisers LOCOG has now been handed the nine main competition venues ready for work to start on fit-out venues, stage testing and licensing events. This will include the construction of a 100,00ft retail space including 40,000sq ft Mega Store – the flagship London 2012 shop, installation of the ‘look and feel’ of the Games throughout the Park and sourcing a million pieces of sports equipment.
Eleven sponsor showcase areas need to be built, many of which are large buildings or structures. Back-of-house facilities include 273 temporary buildings, cleaning and waste compounds, equipment rooms and workforce areas including canteens also need to be built in the remaining days.