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Olympic Games 2012: Construction

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics on what date the relocation of Thornton Fields railway sidings was completed. (249794)

The Olympic Delivery Authority completed construction of the new sidings at Orient Way in May 2008. This was announced on 7 July 2008. The completion of Orient Way allowed work to begin early on the clearance of the Thornton’s Field site. That in turn was completed on 31 October 2008.

To ask the Minister for the Olympics on what date the contract to construct the velodrome for the London 2012 Olympics was awarded. (249798)

The Olympic Delivery Authority selected the British company ISG Interior Exterior in May 2008 for the Velodrome contract, with the contract being signed on 10 June 2008. ISG will set up on the Olympic Park site next month and the project remains firmly on track.