Artists impression of the white water facilities building

  Artist Impression – Facilities Building

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today released a press release to announce that they have shortlisted five contractors to build the world class White Water Canoe / Kayak centre in Broxbourne – the venue for the London 2012 Canoe and Kayak slalom events.

Having originally put the contract out to tender in May, the contract for the construction of the new venue and facilities includes:

  • Land Formation – Placement and compaction of fill to form the course embankments and landscaped features of the venue.
  • Facility building and Pumping House – Construction of a new facility building, containing reception, café, changing rooms, admin offices, spectator viewing facilities, storage, and water pump/filtration plant.
  • Canoe Course Formation – Creation of an international standard slalom canoe course, warm-up course, and finish lake.
  • Landscaping Works – Landscaping works with path and bridge networks throughout the venue to facilitate spectator viewing and access.

The companies shortlisted are

  • Edmund Nuttall Ltd
  • Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd
  • Carillion Construction Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd
  • Morrison Construction Ltd

Richard Ellis, chair of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), said they had been working to ensure that the: “Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre is accessible, valued and enjoyed by people living, working and visiting the area well after the Games event has taken place.”

It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in early 2009 with work starting in the Spring of 2009.  Completion is timetabled to allow for games training and testing prior to the olympics, in 2010/2011.

Picture courtesy of ODA

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