The official tender for a contractor to oversee delivery of the northern section of the London 2012 Olympic Park has been released.

The Olympic Development Authority (ODA) is looking for a contactor to transform the current industrial land and landfill into one of the largest new urban park developments in Europe for 150 years.

The successful tender will manage hard and soft landscape work as well as tree planting and the construction of the Olympic concourse to link venues, entrances and parklands.

A new wetland for wildlife inhabitants, permanent park furniture, lighting, irrigation and drainage will also be required.

“It is expected that the appointment contractor will select and manage a number of specialist subcontractors,” the ODA says.

“After the games, the landscape and public realm contractor will manage the transformation of the Olympic park ready for legacy development, which will include removing the temporary Olympic Concourse to create meadows and lawns.”

By staff writer