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Skanska and ISG take Olympic South Park contracts

Exclusive: Skanska and ISG have been awarded contracts to develop the South Park Hub and Plaza at the Olympic Park, H&V News can reveal.

It is understood that the contracts were awarded last month and searches for subcontractors have already commenced.

The combined value of the deals is thought to be worth more than £20 million with Skanska’s deal the larger at around £14 million.

H&V News understands Skanska has been appointed to the 11.3-acre South Park plaza landscaping deal, with ISG appointed to build a South Park Hub incorporating a cafe, box office and a roof-top pavilion.

Bam Nuttall was appointed under a £76m contract to oversee the £292 million transformation of the Olympic Park site into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The firm was employed to clear away temporary venues, walkways and roads and build new roads, cycle routes and pedestrian paths linking the site to the surrounding area.

The South Plaza and Park will include a 12 m-wide tree-lined promenade and will be situated between the Aquatics Centre, the Olympic Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and the 2012 Gardens.

The plaza will also include an interactive ‘labyrinth’ fountain, a carousel, performance space and a play space with climbing wall descending to the canal-side. Construction has now commenced on the park hub adjacent to the ArcelorMittal Orbit housing a café, box office and roof-top pavilion with views across the Park.

H&V News has contacted the London Legacy Development Corportation for comment.

Skanska and ISG declined to comment when contacted by H&V News.

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