Friday, 19 Jul 2013
Olympic Opening Stadium
London 2012 – Delivering the Economic Legacy
£9.9 billion of economic benefit from Olympic-related activities,
31,000 new jobs,
£5.9bn of additional sales from Olympic-related activity such as the British Business Embassy,
£2.5 billion boost to inward investment,
£120 million in deals from the upcoming World Cup and Olympic events in Brazil won by UK companies,
60 contracts won by UK companies for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and 2018 Russia World Cup.
Success in Numbers
In the last year UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has delivered a programme of trade missions, events, exports and marketing advice for UK companies with a focus on high value opportunities in Olympic related sectors such as global sports, infrastructure and security. The whole of Government has worked with thousands of British firms as we follow up the contacts, networks, announcements and momentum created by the Games.
Olympic Legacy Reports
DCMS are publishing a report produced by an independent consortium led by Grant Thornton. This report pulls together evidence and data to provide an assessment of impacts of the Games up to the end of 2012 across the four legacy themes of sporting legacy, economic impact, community engagement and East London regeneration along with the cross-cutting themes of disability and sustainability.
The Government and Mayor have established a joint legacy programme to maximise the benefits of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for London and the whole of the UK.
At the launch the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Lord Sebastian Coe met four companies that supplied London 2012 to discuss the report.
The company representatives were:
Jason Millett, Chief Operating Officer - Major Programmes & Infrastructure, Mace
Mace, the international consultancy and construction company supported the overall London 2012 programme delivery as part of the CLM consortium and is currently working for the London Legacy Development Corporation on transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. They have also been appointed as part of a joint venture to deliver a major programme of social infrastructure projects in Qatar, and were awarded a £1bn contract to co-deliver the design & construction of a residential project in St Petersburg.
John Turzynski, Head of Buildings UK, Arup
Arup was responsible for a wide range of engineering work on the Olympic Park, including the Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Games. The track record and reputation they’ve built in London has helped pave the way for further work on Rio 2016. They’re working on the Velodrome, the Olympic Training Halls, the Media Centre and Athlete’s Village and once again they’re looking at strategies to help Rio build a legacy for the future. But the legacy for Arup doesn’t stop at Rio. They’re also doing three major facilities for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games; they‘re working on the Ashgabat Complex for the Asian Indoor Games in 2017; and they’re the engineer with Zaha Hadid for the Japanese National Stadium.
Sochi 2014 stadium: £1.5bn of Olympic related High Value Opportunities won overseas
Grahame Muir, Managing Director, Arena Group UK
Arena Group was proud to supply the overlay for Horse Guards Parade site along with extensive seating at ExCeL, hospitality structures at Eton Dorney & Greenwich, security screening structures at Wimbledon and spectator transport hubs at 14 venues. The legacy of this high profile work has placed Arena in a strong position to secure new global contracts, they have already won significant projects in Russia and in Brazil.”
Tom Jones, Principal, Populous
Populous, a global design company, spent a decade working on the innovative and sustainable design of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, starting with the original London 2012 bid book, followed by work on the masterplan, the design of the Olympic Stadium itself, as well as the design of the temporary overlay venues. Its involvement continues to this day with the transformation of the Olympic Stadium into a world-class football stadium and events space.
Enabling London 2012 and beyond: UK advanced engineering
An overview of UK’s advanced engineering Olympic Legacy looking at the huge range of advanced engineering capabilities / expertise involved in the development / manufacture of sporting technology and construction of sporting venues / infrastructure.
During the 2012 Games, the formed the centrepiece of our Olympic legacy strategy. It ran a programme including the Global Investment Conference and a series of Global Business Summits. International trade and inward investment deals worth £11 billion were expected to be generated as a result of London 2012 and the events held at the British Business Embassy during the Olympics and Paralympics.
Rio 2016 Contracts Toolkit and Global Sports Event lifecycle Mapping
UKTI is working to provide UK companies with support in accessing commercial opportunities arising from the next generation of global sports events, as part of the effort to deliver the ‘business legacy’ from hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
UKTI’s Host2Host programme maximises the economic benefits of hosting the 2012 Games, by creating links and sharing best practice with previous and future host cities of Olympic and Paralympic Games and other major sporting events.
During the London 2012 Games UKTI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop deeper relations between the UK and Taipei City as it prepares to deliver the 2017 Universiade. The MOU will help UK companies to capitalise on business opportunities associated with future global sporting events including the 2017 Universiade, for which contracts are expected to total £750 million.