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November 07, 2007

London 2012 Announce £496 million Olympic Stadium Design

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/olympics_2012/7081346.stm

Wow, here it is, the new design of the Olympic Stadium for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

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Sir Robert McAlpine is expected to begin building work on the venue as early as next April - several months earlier than planned.

And its cheaper than Wembley - although Wembley did include redevelopment and transport links. The Olympic Park, Stratford Village, Lea Valley redevelopment, and transport infrastructure will of course will be additional high ticket items, for example, an estimated £17billion on transport alone.

Its great to see some of the top tier contracts are now in place, that means the rest of the supply chain opportunities for lower tier contractors and sub-contractors will start to appear.

And 80,000 seats during the games, presents a big supply chain opportunity.

After the games, the upper tier of 55,000 seats can be demounted and reused for other projects, leaving a legacy 25,000 seater venue for the community. 

Great animation on the BBC and the London 2012 site.

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