Galliford Try subsidiary will revamp Eton College Rowing Centre, Windsor for London 2012

Morrison Construction has won the contract to revamp a rowing and canoeing venue in Windsor for use in the 2012 Olympics.

Eton Dorney Rowing Centre

The subsidiary of contractor Galliford Try has been appointed to upgrade existing facilities at the Eton College Rowing Centre in Windsor, Berkshire, which will host canoe sprint events during the games.

The contract includes installing two new bridges, building a “cut-through” between the competition lake and return lane and upgrading an access road to the venue. The college already has a 2000m, 8-lane rowing lake.

ODA chief executive David Higgins said: “Eton College Rowing Centre 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 world-class contractor is an important step towards delivering these essential works.”

Galliford Try managing director, Ken Gillespie, added: "We're delighted for this opportunity to extend our relationship with the ODA and on such a prestigious project. We look forward to starting the work."

Work on the scheme is expected to start in late summer.

Building the 2012 Olympics