East London firm ES Group to take a lead role on one of the last Olympic venues

Contractors from across the UK have been appointed to build one of the last London 2012 venues.

East London firm ES Group, which was previously based on the Olympic park site, has been appointed to build the main structure of the 5,000-seat Water Polo Arena.

The events and staging specialist was relocated from the Olympic park site to the nearby Docklands area as part of the relocation of businesses to enable construction on the Olympics to start.

Previous ES Group projects include building stages for the 2010 Ryder Cup and various music concerts.

The temporary water polo venue will have a distinctive silver wrap and an inflatable roof made from recyclable plastic. The design was led by David Morley Architects.

After the Games the venue will be taken down, with elements reused elsewhere in the UK and materials made available through the rental market.

Subcontractors on the development include Ipswich-based Jackson Civil Engineering, Alto Seating Systems from Worcestershire, Glasgow-based A&T and Barr & Wray and Byrne Group from Surrey.

Balfour Beatty will carry out mechanical and electrical work.