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Fire & Security - 2012 London Olympic Village

  • Client:
    ODA
  • Value:
    £1m
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • Management Contractor:
    Lend Lease
  • Consulting Engineer:
    Wallace Whittle (TUD SUV)

The Olympic Village residential apartments were designed for around 17,000 athletes and officials during the Games, along with shops, restaurants, medical centres, press & media, leisure facilities and large areas of open space.

There are 11 residential plots, each made up of five to seven blocks built around communal squares and courtyards, with water features accentuating the closeness of the River Lea.

FES designed, supplied and installed an Estate Wide Management solution for the Olympic Village where building services such as closed circuit television, access control, heating and ventilation systems and fire detection operate on a single infrastructure. The fully integrated Estate Wide Management Solution ensures that building services throughout the Olympic Village were recorded and monitored, providing complete peace of mind for all involved.

FES works involved full co-ordination with the accommodation plot contractors to ensure systems were configured to allow seamless integration onto the Estate Wide Security Engineering System. The expertise and skill diversity within the FES team enabled them to develop a complete infrastructure to support the various building services.

The project was completed on time with quality workmanship and minimum disruption to construction management operations, all whilst maintaining a safe working environment for all concerned.

After the Games, the Olympic Village will be a lasting legacy of essential new housing for east London. The village will be transformed into 2,818 new homes and will create a new residential quarter to be known as East Village.