Barr to Build 2012 Venue 2009-07-14Posted by clype in Glasgow, Money, Scotland.
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- The contract was awarded by ‘The Olympic Delivery Authority’ (‘The ODA’), which has now awarded contracts to 30 Scottish companies overall.
- Glasgow-based firm ‘The Miller Partnership’ is under contract to review the technical standards of venues, while ‘Euro Pools PLC’, also from Glasgow, will provide treatment for the pools at ‘The Aquatics Centre’.
Mr.John Armitt, ‘The ODA’ chairman, said:
‘We want to work with the best in British businesses to deliver the venues.
‘I’m delighted that another contract has been awarded to a Scottish company, demonstrating that “The Games” are benefiting the whole nation.’
Ms.Tessa Jowell MP, (New Labour, Dulwich & West Norwood) Minister for the Olympics, said:
‘Just as Scottish athletes like Chris Hoy are a key part of “Team GB”, Scottish businesses like “Barr Construction” are playing a key role in building “The Olympic Park”.’
The temporary Basketball Arena will seat 12 000 fans for basketball and handball events, and 10 000 fans for wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby events during the Paralympic Games.
It will also be a gathering point for athletes prior to the opening and closing ceremonies at The Olympic Stadium.
The chief executive of Scottish Enterprise Mr.Jack Perry said the opportunity of working on key Olympic venues will give Scottish firms the experience and credibility to tender similar contracts in the future.
‘With all eyes now focused on “The Games in London in 2012”, we have a real chance for Scottish companies of all sizes, with relevant skills and expertise, to demonstrate what they can do for large scale projects on an international stage.
‘The opportunities are also a tremendous launch platform for companies hoping to be involved in “The Commonwealth Games” in 2014.’
A finalised design for the area will be completed by October 2009, where Barr will commence construction early next year.
- CLIPPED FROM: ‘City firm wins contract for 2012 Olympic venue — The 2012 London Olympics’ Basketball Arena will be built by Scots firm Barr Construction’, Daniel Bach, The Evening Times, 2009-07-13