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Skanska and ISG nab Olympic South Park contracts

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

CN understands that the contracts were awarded last month and the search for subcontractors has 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 £14m.

It is understood that Skanska has been appointed to the 11.3-acre South Park plaza landscaping deal, with ISG chosen to build a South Park Hub incorporating a cafe, box office and a rooftop pavilion.

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

The firm was chosen 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 North Park is due to open on 27 July 2013 and the South Park in Easter 2014.

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.

Construction has now commenced on the park hub adjacent to the ArcelorMittal Orbit housing a café, box office and rooftop pavilion with views across the Park.

CN has contacted the London Legacy Development Corporation for comment.

Skanska and ISG declined to comment when contacted by CN.

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