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Atkins wins Olympic building services role

Atkins will be overseeing building services design at the London Olympics’ temporary venues after being appointed official engineering design services provider for the event.

The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed the appointment today (Monday January 19).

The decision means Atkins will now provide multidisciplinary engineering design consultancy for the temporary venues in London and across the country.

Alongside building services design Atkins will be responsible for civil and structural engineering, acoustics, fire and accessibility advice at various 2012 venues.
These include those at Horse Guards Parade, Greenwich Park and Hyde Park in London, St James’ Park in Newcastle, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, as well as those on the Olympic Park itself.

LOCOG chairman Lord Coe said: “They know the project inside out and will be a valuable partner on the road to 2012.”

Keith Clarke, chief executive of Atkins, said: 'Having worked on the development since 2006, Atkins has the proven breadth and depth of technical excellence and project management experience to deliver such a major project.

“Helping to deliver the temporary facilities is a truly exciting project, which demands the ability to bring certainty and security to a unique set of challenges. It is just the type of project our people thrive on.”

Atkins will have the rights to use the designation as Official Engineering Design services provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in its marketing materials.