In 2012 VGC was selected as one of only four labour suppliers involved in the work to dismantle parts of the Olympic site in readiness for its conversion to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The selection criteria were tough with much weighting applied to the degree to which prospective contractors embrace principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Our engagement with local communities and groups meant we were easily able to demonstrate our commitment to EDI.
VGC’s work undertaken for 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 into the surrounding area. Ultimately the permanent venues, bridges and parklands will be completed for their legacy use.
Following on from the success of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the site in East London is being redeveloped to fulfil the objectives of the London Olympics Legacy plan. Work is underway to dismantle elements of the Olympic infrastructure in readiness for the next phase which will transform the current park into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This will provide facilities for entertainment, sport, recreation, commerce and community activities. The final development will be a place to live and work, with five new neighbourhoods and its own commercial district.
VGC was pleased to be involved in the prestigious project to regenerate this part of East London and leave a lasting positive legacy of the successful London Olympic Games.