Morrison, Edmund Nuttall and Norwest Holst also make final line-up to upgrade Dorney Lake for 2012

Five contractors have been lined up for the Olympic rowing and flatwater canoeing venue in Windsor, Berkshire.

They are:

  • Morrison
  • Carillion
  • Edmund Nuttall
  • Norwest Holst
  • Balfour Beatty.

The contract to deliver the enhancement works at Dorney Lake includes:

The installation of a 50m-span bridge over a widened entrance to the warm-up lake for two-way vehicular traffic and segregated pedestrian traffic

Construction of a cut-through between the competition rowing lake and the warm-up lakes, with a new bridge over the cut-through

Upgrading of the gravel/stone access road up to the competition venue to facilitate construction works.

The contract for the Eton Dorney enhancement works is due to be awarded in early 2009, with work starting on site later in the year.

The site at present comprises a 2,200m, eight-lane rowing lake, warm-up lakes and associated competition facilities.

David Higgins, chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, said: “Eton Dorney is a first-class venue and the enhancements we are delivering will create the best possible facilities for the world's best athletes to use in 2012.

“Securing a selection of leading contractors is an important step towards delivering these essential works.”