ISG's Olympic journey began in 2009 with the construction of the London 2012 Velodrome and led to the creation of the £300 million + ‘event architecture’ for the ‘greatest show on earth’ with the biggest Overlay project in the history of the Olympic Games.
As the only construction company to work on Olympic venues right across the UK, ISG delivered a six-month build programme in just over four months. The team accomplished the incredible: award-winning facilities, ahead of programme, on budget and providing a spectacular backdrop to London’s glorious and unforgettable summer of sport.
Ultimately it was an amazing showcase for ISG’s unique skills, not simply ‘builders’ but sharing the customer’s vision; understanding, planning and being flexible enough to do whatever it took to deliver a successful project.Olympic case study (PDF)
ISG quite literally topped and tailed the Olympic spectacular, from creating the infrastructure for the memorable opening and closing ceremonies, to managing wayfinding signage, timing and scoreboards, and transforming venues between events. ISG provided a 24-hour response crew throughout the Games and, post-event, ensured that Lord’s Cricket Ground was ready for a test match just 13 days after it hosted the Olympic archery.
ISG surpassed targets for health and safety performance and sustainability, and delivered a complex package of high quality construction works on time and within budget. This success has been recognised globally, with London 2012 a winner in 7 out of 11 categories at the International Sports Events Management Awards, including Event Overlay & Facilities.
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Watch how we managed the construction & logistics in the common domain areas.