Centre co-ordinates arrival of four delivery vehicles a minute at the 2012 construction site

A new logistics centre at the Olympic park is now fully operational, as the site prepares for its busiest phase in the project.

The Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) road logistics centres, on the M11 and in Barking, will manage deliveries to the Olympic park.

The M11 logistics centre takes vehicles from the North and West of the UK and has processed 5,000 vehicles to date. The Barking logistics centre takes vehicles from the South and East of the country and has so far processed nearly 15,000 vehicles.

Construction work continues across Olympic park
Construction work progressing rapidly across the Olympic park last month

Deliveries to the Olympic park go to the logistics centre to be screened. The vehicles are then recorded onto the vehicle tracking module (VTM) before being called forward to leave the logistics centre to meet their allotted time for arrival at the site.

The data is used to manage demand accordingly and ensure the arrival of vehicles into the Olympic park is staggered.

ODA chairman John Armitt said: “The 'big build' is well under way with construction work now started on all of the permanent venues on the site. With around four vehicles a minute entering the Olympic park, getting the logistics right to support all this activity is imperative and the logistics centres help manage the flow of vehicles in and around Stratford.”

In addition to the road logistics centres, the ODA has provided contractors with facilities for bringing materials in and out of site by rail and water.

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