Train4TradeSkills News: What effect has the 2012 Olympics had on the UK Construction Industry?

As construction work on the 2012 Olympics in London is nearly complete ahead of the big event next summer, now seems to be a good time to look at what the Olympics has done for the construction industry.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) revealed this week that 98% of construction contracts for the 2012 Games have been awarded to UK firms, which is an impressive statistic. 240 companies and sub-contractors have been involved in the Olympic projects in London, which range from the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park and Village and multiple other venues.

The ODA’s chairman John Armitt has said that the Olympics us a “great showcase for UK industry” and that “The Olympic Park is on schedule and budget and we have successfully hit all of our milestones over the last five years.”

I have to agree. The Olympics has been a great advert for the UK construction industry, as the projects have been completed on time and to an excellent standard. And there’s the part that the Olympics has created over 12,500 construction jobs, and provided at least 3,500 trainees the opportunity to work on key projects.

It’s also shown what the UK construction industry can do, and can hopefully lead to more work for UK contractors abroad, in events like the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

What do you think – what effect has the 2012 Olympics had on the UK construction industry? Let us know by commenting below or on the Train4TradeSkills Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

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Posted on July 22, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician jobs, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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