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Carey lands £16M Olympic Park groundworks contract

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PJ Carey (Contractors) has won the groundwork contract for an development in East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The £16M contract includes piling, ground slabs, beams, walls, foundation design, concrete works and other civils works, substructure waterproofing, substructure permanent utilities and drainage works, service connections, temporary utilities and substation works, across two sites.

When completed, the new Cultural and Education District at the Olympic Park will bring together organisations to showcase art, dance, history, craft, science, technology and design.

According to the award notice advertised in May, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) envisaged the work to be carried out over 13 months.

Carey’s appointment follows a £5M contract award to Blu-3, the first of 24 packages to be let by LLDC, to undertake groundworks, foundations, ground investigations and surveys.

The 4.25ha development includes a new university campus for University College London (UCL), while Stratford Waterfront will become a new campus for the University of the Arts London, along with major new spaces for the Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Wells.

The scheme is expected to deliver 3,000 jobs, 1.5M additional visitors and £2.8bn of economic value to Stratford and the surrounding area.

In May 2015, a team led by architectural practice Allies and Morrison won an international competition to design the Stratford Waterfront site. LDA Design was announced as masterplanners of the UCL East site in April 2015.

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