Contract covering integrated design and construction of 2012 Olympic stadium is put out to tender

The Olympic Delivery Authority has put the contract to design and build London’s 2012 Olympic stadium out to tender.

The contract, announced by the ODA this morning, covers the integrated design and construction for the stadium, the centrepiece of the Olympic construction programme. The ODA said the winning bidder was also likely to be given responsibility for the design and construction of warm-up tracks at the stadium and associated external works.

It is currently proposed that the stadium accommodate 80,000 spectators for the Games, with its capacity reduced to 25,000 for post-2012 legacy use.

The ODA anticipates work on the project to begin in January 2007, with the stadium to be complete by the first quarter of 2011.