The London Legacy Development Corporation (LDC) has tendered the design and construction of the transformation and reconfiguration works required to the roofing and structural steelworks on the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games main stadium. As part of the long-term vision for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the stadium will become the new national competition stadium for athletics and has already been chosen to host the 2017 International Amateur Athletics Federation World Athletics Championships.
“It is the intention of the contracting authority (and its stakeholders) that the stadium will become a multi-purpose and multi-function venue that will be capable of hosting winter ball sports, athletics, and other sporting and cultural events. The contracting authority is seeking to deliver a commercially viable combination of uses that achieves both year-round community access and delivers wider public benefits,” the tender document outlines.
The London Borough of Newham has budgeted £40m towards the transformation costs in order to secure legacy benefits for local people. The stadium will be retained in public ownership as a public asset. A special purpose vehicle will take a lease for the stadium once planning consent has been obtained, and will also be responsible for the management and ownership of the stadium following the completion of the transformation works.
LDC is currently also procuring a main contractor to manage the delivery of the shell-and-core transformation works, including the deconstruction of the existing stadium cable net roof, fabric roof covering, lighting structures, gantries, back of bowl steelwork and drainage including their disposal off site for recycling or temporary storage for re-use and careful dismantling of PAVA, speakers and lighting.
The contractor will be required to dismantle the existing structure and to re-use or recycle existing equipment, to manage the design and construction of a new translucent roof, lighting structures and access from below and to achieve building control and stadium licensing approvals. Completion is required 21 months after award of the contract.
Contractors have until 5 May to register interest with the London Legacy Development Corporation – firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.supply4london.gov.uk.