London 2012 Olympics Athlete Village

Design and specification of Olympic training facility Artificial Sports Pitches to ACPF / N12

Our key services included:

Our scope of consultancy works, equivalent to RIBA Stages C to L was:

  • C Review existing design information / prepare outline design information with cost estimates.
  • D Review planning conditions / complete final development brief.
  • E Prepare layout drawings / specification.
  • F Complete final construction specification with technical drawings.
  • G Prepare detailed bill of quantities / working drawings / tender documentation.
  • H Produce a list of suitable contractors / discuss pre-tender brief / prepare tender report.
  • J Attend pre-contract meetings / discuss all practical issues on site.
  • K Provide Clerk of Works functions / attend progress meetings / provide weekly site inspections.
  • L Complete final site inspections prior to handover and list all snagging items / outstanding works and monitor their satisfactory rectification.


Project background

Commencing in spring 2011 we worked alongside a large, multi-disciplined design team led by our employer, Lend Lease (on behalf of the Olympic Delivery Authority) in the creation of artificial sports pitches at Stratford, London for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Project scope

The full project scope is given above. In addition, given the immovable completion deadline, the design, tender and procurement processes were intense and demanded constant focus to ensure that final specifications were fully coordinated with other professionals. In April 2012, practical completion was achieved following a tremendous focused effort by the construction team. We undertook final inspections to record all snagging items / outstanding works to be rectified.

Project result

The full facilities for this high profile project were completed on time and on budget. During the Rectification Period (concluding July 2013), performance field testing resulted in the field being awarded a certificated of compliance to BSEN 15530-1.