Aecom understood to have won masterplanning role on one of three main Olympic sites

Aecom and Wilkinson Eyre have landed high-profile roles on the Rio 2016 Olympics after being appointed to masterplan one of the three main Olympic sites.

Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, is currently providing construction and design management services on the London 2012 Games and it is understood Davis Langdon employees may transfer to the Rio project.

It is understood Aecom has been appointed to provide cost and design services on the Rio project. The other bid partners and subcontractors include DG Architecture (Rio), Pujol Barcelona Architects, IMG Sports and Expedition.

Bill Hanway, Aecom’s managing director for the UK and Ireland, said: “We are delighted and honoured to win this appointment and have the opportunity to work on Rio 2016.

“This is a fantastic city in a fantastic country and we know the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016 will be a tremendous success.”