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ODA introduces tool and plant hire centres

The Olympic Delivery Authority has introduced two hire centres for tools and plant which will soon be available to contractors in the Olympic Park. 

The new centres mean contractors will no longer have to leave the site to collect and return hired tools and equipment. 

ODA director of construction Howards Shiplee said: “These two facilities, one based at the north and one based at the south of the Park will significantly reduce the number of journeys made within and around the Olympic Park, as workers won’t have to leave the Park to pick up and drop off tools and equipment.

“That means that we are reducing congestion and emissions from vehicles by providing facilities nearby that they would usually travel to get.  It’s another positive step towards making the construction of the Olympic Park as sustainable as possible.”

The centres will be up and running in the second quarter of 2009.