Hugh Robertson has joined other senior government figures in backing Building’s campaign to celebrate the Olympic construction achievement
Olympics minister Hugh Robertson has joined with other senior government figures in heaping praise on the construction industry’s London Olympics achievement and backing Building’s 2012 campaign.
Building launched its campaign to celebrate the construction industry’s pivotal role in delivering the London Games last month. It highlights the innovation, technology, projects, speed and sustainability initiatives that firms have deployed to realise both the Games and the regeneration legacy.
Backing the campaign, Hugh Robertson said: “The construction industry has every right to be proud of what it has achieved in helping to deliver London 2012. The Olympic park is a fantastic advert for British construction with iconic venues built on time and to budget.
“Building Magazine’s campaign is a great opportunity for the sector to celebrate the fundamental role it has played in the delivery of London 2012.”
Construction minister Mark Prisk added: “I join the Olympics minister in praising the construction industry for its role in helping to deliver the London 2012 Games.
“The Games present a huge opportunity to showcase British ingenuity on the world stage, so it’s only right to celebrate the role that people and businesses have made in creating a lasting legacy for the UK.”
The government’s construction adviser Paul Morrell said that in marking the success of the industry in delivering the Games, Building’s campaign had his “full support”.
“The Olympics is an opportunity to celebrate a spectacular achievement, but also to do what we have often missed out in the past: serious study of what works (or doesn’t), and then applying the lessons so we can replicate success,” he said.