Two housing blocks are up to eight weeks behind schedule

Two housing blocks on the Olympic village being built by contractor Galliford Try are up to eight weeks behind schedule, according to the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Dennis Hone, ODA chief executive, said blocks N13 and N26, two of the 11 blocks on the 2,800-home village were now likely to finish at the end of November instead of October.

The ODA needs to hand over the athletes’ village by 27 January. Hone said there had been a “volume issue” in getting all of the work, logistics and planning for all the blocks at the village done on time. The construction of the 11 blocks is being undertaken by different contractors, working for lead contractor Bovis Lend Lease.

Hone declined to comment on why just the blocks by Galliford Try were delayed.