Balfour Beatty-owned company to build Eton Manor, which will host swimming and tennis events during 2012 Games

Mansell Construction Services has won the last major construction contract for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Balfour Beatty-owned company will build Eton Manor at the northern end of the east London park, on the former site of the Lee Valley Eastway Sports Centre.

During the Games it will have three Olympic-size swimming pools, one synchronised swimming pool and one water polo pool to be used for athlete training. During the Paralympic Games it will host wheelchair tennis with temporary seating for 10,500 spectators.

In legacy the venue will be transformed into a hockey and tennis centre, with five-a-side football pitches and seating for spectators.

The legacy facilities will be owned, funded and managed by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive David Higgins said: “Securing a leading construction contractor is an important milestone for the Eton Manor project and maintains the good progress we are making across the Olympic park as we enter our toughest year in the project.”

Initial earthworks on the Eton Manor site will begin in the spring with the construction of the main sporting facilities due to begin in the summer.

As well as the new sporting facilities, construction will also include two new land bridges to better connect Eton Manor with the surrounding area.