With nearly 10,000 people working on site construction is progressing on the 'big five' venues and a new bridge has been completed

The Olympic Delivery Authority has released aerial images of construction progress on the Olympic Park, saying they show the “big build is on track “.

The images, taken earlier this month, show the construction progress on the ‘big five’ venues:

  • Olympic Stadium at its full height with all 14 lighting towers now in place and work well under way on covering the cable-net roof;
  • Aquatics Centre steel roof structure in place with roof covering work under way. The concrete dive pool and two 50m competition and training pools have also been completed and tested;
  • Structure of International Broadcast Centre (IBC) completed and the Main Press Centre (MPC) taking shape;
  • Double-curved roof of the Velodrome lifted into place and work on the roof covering well under way
  • First three residential plots in the Olympic Village structurally complete and other residential plots approaching their full height.

Also included in the new images is the first glimpse of a new bridge constructed in Stratford that will create improved links for local people when it is opened in the summer.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt, said: 2As we approach the halfway point of our toughest year in the construction of the Olympic Park, these new images show the visible progress being made. The structures of the "big five" venues are already firm fixtures on the east London skyline and we remain on schedule. However there is no room for complacency as construction activity accelerates in the coming months.”

The latest figures released by the ODA last week which show there are nearly 10,000 people currently working on the Olympic Park and Olympic Village.