Appointment of single contractor on Olympic Park will 'generate cost savings', says ODA

McNicholas has been awarded all four main utilities contracts for the Olympic Park in a move that the Olympic Delivery Authority says will help it to cut costs.

The ODA said that although each contract received “high market interest,” the appointment of a sole contractor would bring “greater efficiency to the utilities programme, generating cost savings”

McNicholas will deliver a “backbone” of services to the Olympic Park, said the ODA, with contracts to build networks for water, gas, telecoms and electrical civils across the Olympic site.

Barhale Construction has won a contract to design and construct a 1.8km sewer and pumping station for the Olymic Park.

Simon Wright, director of infrastructure and utilities, said: “The utilities networks will form the backbone of the world-class venues we will construct in the Olympic Park. Bringing first-class companies on-board to deliver this essential infrastructure is a significant step forwards and with the majority of the utilities contracts now awarded we are firmly on-track.”