Following the success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, BAM Nuttall was awarded both the North Park and South Park Legacy Transformation schemes. The design and construct project involved transforming the Park from Games-mode to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, providing space for new businesses, homes and recreational facilities.
BAM’s unparalleled 6 years’ experience of working on the Olympic Park ensured that the project was completed on time and to budget.
To create vast open spaces and flora in the park, 300,000m2 hard landscaping was recycled into soft landscaping and over 1.3 million plants were planted during a six month period. Ten specialist top soils were also designed to encourage a diverse ecology system to the park.
Leaving a Legacy of future skills
Working in partnership with REDS10, we provided over 60 apprenticeships to young people, providing them with the skills and confidence to ensure a successful career in the construction industry. Apprentices made up 5% of the workforce and the site saw the largest group of apprentices on a single site in London.
We also developed close relationships with local jobcentres to ensure that we employed as many local people as possible, and our Labour Agency Vendor Accord ensured that local suppliers were used as much as possible. Through our Fair Treatment and Respect approach, we offered opportunities to encourage underrepresented groups into the construction industry.
Managing site wide security and logistics required multiple interface management. Close liaison with other contractors ensured all programmes were understood and a detailed logistics programme was established, ensuring successful delivery.
- Refurbishment and modification of various venues, including the multi-use arena and Velodrome for public use
- Removal of temporary venues via package management contractors
- Creation of new velopark for public use
- Construction of a new community building with café and event facilities
- Modification of existing road network to highway standards
- Complex service diversions
- Removal of temporary structures