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Olympic Games 2012: Construction

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much freight has been transported by water to the main Olympic site to date. (323338)

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is committed to transporting 50 per cent. of materials to the Park, by weight, using sustainable methods, i.e. rail or water. The ODA is currently exceeding this target with almost 64 per cent. of material transported to the Park by sustainable methods.

Examples of deliveries to site include pile cages to the Aquatics Centre and pipes to the Olympic Stadium. Since October 2009, there has been one barge leaving the site each week removing waste and it is anticipated that this will increase to three barge movements per week as fit-out work on the venues increases.

The ODA continues to actively encourage its contractors to explore the use of the waterways to transport materials to the Park.