In 2012 VGC was selected as one of only four labour suppliers to undertake work to dismantle parts of the Olympic site in readiness for its conversion to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
VGC’s work undertaken for main contractor BAM Nuttall involved clearing temporary venues, walkways and roads and connecting the park with new roads, cycle and pedestrian paths that cross the site and join the surrounding area.
Following the success of the 2012 Olympics and Para Olympics, the site in East London has been redeveloped to fulfil the objectives of the London Olympics legacy plan. Elements of the Olympic infrastructure were dismantled and the park modified to transform the Olympic site into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This has provided facilities for entertainment, sport, recreation, commerce and community activities. The final development will eventually be a place to live and work, with five new neighbourhoods and its own commercial district.
The selection criteria were tough, with much weighting applied to the degree to which prospective contractors embraced principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). VGC was easily able to demonstrate its commitment to EDI by demonstrating its engagement with local communities and groups.