This briefing is to update Congress on preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in advance of a discussion at the Congress of Leaders




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London 2012 Games Report

Summary

This briefing is to update Congress on preparations for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in advance of a discussion at the Congress of Leaders meeting on 7 June 2011.


Recommendation

Congress is asked to note the report.


From:

Neale Coleman, Mayor’s Advisor on 2012, GLA





  1. This briefing is to update Congress on preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games across the entire 2012 programme, but with particular attention to those areas that the boroughs, GLA and 2012 agencies have been working closely together on.


Venues and Infrastructure


  1. The Olympic Delivery Authority’s work on venues and infrastructure continues apace with over 80% of the construction programme now complete. By July this year the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, Handball and Basketball Arenas will all be ready to be handed over to LOCOG.




  1. Olympic Stadium

The last piece of turf on the Olympic Stadium’s field of play was laid in March, marking the completion of construction on the flagship venue in just under three years – on time, under budget and with an exemplary safety record. The final surface of the running track will be laid by LOCOG later this year.


  1. Aquatics centre

The Aquatics Centre’s permanent structure and wave- shaped roof are in place and the structures of the two temporary seating stands for Games-time spectators complete and covered. Inside the venue, the 30,000 treated timber ceiling panels have been fitted, all 180,000 tiles have been installed in the three pools and the distinctive curved diving boards have been cast.


  1. Velodrome

The completed 6,000 seat Velodrome was unveiled in February – the first Olympic Park sports venue to finish construction, on time and to budget. Work is now underway on the neighbouring 400-metre BMX Circuit, which is due for completion by August.


  1. IBC/MPC

Final fit-out and mechanical and electrical works are progressing inside the structurally complete International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre with both facilities on schedule for completion by July. The multi-storey car park was completed in February. Work is now underway on the temporary ‘high street’, catering village and press conference room.


  1. Handball Arena

The Handball Arena is structurally complete, the timber-sprung floor of the field of play and the permanent terraced and retractable floor-level seating have been installed.

  1. The Basketball Arena

The basketball Arena is nearing completion, with the field of play’s concrete base and majority of seats in place and the back-of-house and Olympic Family lounge areas fitted out.


  1. Eton Manor

Construction work at Eton Manor is now taking shape with the 40-metre long beams lifted into place – the longest single span timber beams in the UK. Eton Manor is on schedule to be completed by the beginning of 2012.



  1. Royal Artillery Barracks

A contractor has been appointed to deliver the three enclosed and three open-air ranges at Royal Artillery Barracks, where works are now underway in preparation for the start of main construction.


  1. Olympic Village, Chobham Academy and Polyclinic

Work on the first residential plot was completed in March, with the construction of the remaining residential plots firmly on track to be completed by the end of 2011. The structure of the Chobham Academy education campus is nearing completion and work is well underway on the state-of-the-art new Polyclinic. The external structure of the Olympic Village will be finished with the internal fit out complete in most of the blocks, including fixtures and fittings, bathrooms, flooring and partition walls.


  1. Bridges, landscaping and utilities

More than 1,500 trees and thousand of plants have been planted across the 250 acres of new parklands. The wetland bowl in the north of the Olympic Park is complete, featuring 15,000 square metres of riverside spectator lawns, wetlands and woodlands. The major footbridge in the centre of the Olympic Park has been installed. The Primary Substation and Sewage Pumping Station are in operation, and the Energy Centre is ready to enter service. Structural works are underway on the Water Recycling Facility in the south of the Olympic Park.


Transport


  1. The last edition of the Olympic Transport Plan was published by the Olympic Delivery Authority on 1 June. TfL is preparing an Olympic and Paralympic Transport Legacy Action Plan, working with Host Boroughs which will be issued in the summer of 2011.




  1. Transport infrastructure

The major programme of improvements in London’s transport infrastructure prior to the Games was completed, again on time and to budget, at the start of this month with the DLR extension to Stratford International. Billions have been invested in extra capacity on the public transport network on improvements from which Londoners are already benefitting, including:

  • 50% increase in DLR capacity with line extended to Woolwich and Stratford International;

  • Extra capacity on the Jubilee line with the signalling upgrade nearly complete;

  • Extra capacity on the Central line;

  • Refurbished and extended London Overground services on the East London and North London lines;

  • Upgrades to national rail services on the Lea Valley and Great Eastern lines;

  • King’s Cross-St Pancras and Stratford stations essentially rebuilt and expanded, with step-free access and extra capacity;

  • Southfields is step-free and Green Park will be step-free by the end of this year, a vital accessibility hub;

  • Tower and Greenwich piers are being improved.




  1. Roads

After a transfer of functions from the ODA earlier this year, TfL has taken responsibility for delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Route Networks, Movement Management Areas in central London and transport plans for the road events, including test events. In addition to discussions with all boroughs affected by these projects, TfL is running programmes of engagement with local residents and businesses directly on the routes and in the areas affected. Engagement activity includes letter drops, drop-in sessions and local publicity. Some 250,000 letters have been sent out since March. Engagement and information campaigns will continue until the Games.


  1. TfL has now taken over ODA’s responsibility for delivering the travel demand management programme for the Games intended to free up capacity on the roads and public transport network. As a key element in this there is a rolling programme of engagement to communicate the impact of the Games on the capital’s roads with London’s businesses. This is being done through business organisations such as London First, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Federation of Small Businesses and the CBI, as well as the capital’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Trade organisations such as the British Retail Consortium, Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association are also being engaged regularly.




  1. TfL is now also actively engaging with suppliers, freight operators and their business recipients to address the Games time impacts of the ORN and other transport measures. The aim is to encourage them to stock material in advance, re-route, re-time, or reduce their deliveries or to change the mode used for the last mile where possible. During the Games a range of solutions will be required to amend the timing and location of deliveries to enable London's businesses to maintain business operations.  One of the key suggested solutions would be the need for a larger number of overnight deliveries. A number of regulations limit night deliveries - DfT has agreed to change legislation to allow hauliers access to and egress from their depots, and discussions are taking place between TfL and London Councils to come up with a workable solution to minimise the impact of night deliveries during Games time, and to help London's private sector maximise the opportunities from the Games.




  1. A detailed programme of engagement with business on the freight issues is planned from July, with workshops and presentations scheduled with BIDs, business organisations and trade bodies, as well as larger operators and businesses reliant on deliveries and the suppliers of original goods.




  1. Venue Transport Plans

Venue Transport Working Groups have been established for each competition venue and are the key mechanisms for developing the transport and traffic planning for each venue.  The groups consist of key stakeholders including LOCOG, ODA, the relevant local authorities, TfL, transport operators, police and emergency services.


  1. Local area traffic management and parking plans are being developed in partnership with local authorities for each venue. The aim of these will be to help prevent spectators from trying to park around the venue, ensure emergency routes around the venue and the local area clear to ensure residents and businesses carry on with their daily activities, minimising potential disruption to the local community.  The measures may include: temporary event day parking controls; temporary road closures at peak times; and temporary one ways or banned turns.  Residents and businesses will still be able to continue to park their vehicles near their properties and arrangements will be made for visitors, carers or other activities such as deliveries that need to take place. Local communities will receive information around these plans later this year.




  1. Public transport, walking and cycling

A key principle of the transport plan is for spectators to travel to venues using public transport, walking or cycling. A Spectator Journey Planner will be launched this summer.


  1. Improvements have been made to walking and cycling routes serving the Olympic Park. The Active Travel Programme, which aims to encourage people to walk or cycle to the Games and to leave a legacy, will be launched in June. Barclays Cycle Hire will extend eastward by 2012.




  1. TfL is developing Games timetables for the Tube, DLR and London Overground, including some later running services and new timetables for other train services have now been announced.




  1. TfL has established a working group focused on adequate service provision for disabled people using public transport to travel to the Games.




  1. TfL will be running a publicity campaign for the travelling public nearer the time to help reduce non-Games demand for public transport during the Games. A publicity campaign for big employers has started, encouraging businesses to consider how staff can travel at different times or work from home during the Games. Employers are also being encouraged to consider how they might need to conduct business differently during the Games.


London 2012 Tickets


  1. LOCOG opened public applications for 6.6 million Olympic tickets on 15th March. Applications closed on 26th April. Over 20 million Olympic tickets were applied for, with around 1.8 million people submitting requests for tickets. Over 95% of applications were from the UK. Applications were received for every session, every sport, across every price point. Over 50% of the 650 sessions are oversubscribed and tickets will be allocated via ballots. Track Cycling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Triathlon, Modern Pentathlon, Equestrian (cross country) and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies become London 2012’s first sell out events and will go to ballot, as will most sessions in Swimming and Tennis. The Opening Ceremony has been 10 times over-subscribed.




  1. In the six weeks prior to 26 March, UK residents could register their interest for tickets to the sports competitions and ceremonies for the Olympic Games. LOCOG is now checking and de-duplicating applications, and running ballots across sessions which are oversubscribed. This is a complex operation. The biggest ticketing exercise ever undertaken in the UK requires due diligence.




  1. Funds will be debited from accounts at any point from now through until 10th June. Funds need to be taken before notification of tickets, in order to allow LOCOG to allocate tickets once they have been paid for.




  1. After confirming successful applications, LOCOG will launch a ‘second round’ sales process for everyone who has already applied for tickets. This will start with people who applied and were unlucky and so received nothing; it will then open to those who applied and got something but not everything; and then finally to those remaining. Ticket sales will be offered on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis for those sports that have not sold out. In November, LOCOG will put those tickets left on sale to the public. Tickets will remain on sale at box offices and venues until the start of the events themselves, subject to availability.




  1. LOCOG’s resale platform, the official London 2012 ticket exchange website, will be available early next year for anyone wishing to sell their tickets at face-value to those that want to buy them. This will be the only legal selling mechanism.




  1. Tickets for sports competitions and ceremonies for the Paralympic Games go on sale from 9 September.




  1. HM Government, GLA and London boroughs are major stakeholders that contribute to hosting the London 2012 Games. LOCOG has reflected this by giving them the opportunity to purchase a small number of tickets for the Olympic Games at full price, much as LOCOG would for a Games sponsor. None of these come out of the 75% allocation of tickets available for the public. LOCOG has offered all London boroughs the opportunity to purchase 100 tickets each; 16 have taken up the offer.




  1. Ticket Share Scheme

In October 2010, the Mayor and LOCOG announced a scheme to provide 1 in 8 London schoolchildren between the ages of 10 and 18 with a ticket to the Olympic or Paralympic Games. In total, 125,000 tickets will be available across the whole range of Olympic and Paralympic sports. LOCOG and the GLA have been encouraging schools to secure their allocation of tickets by joining London 2012’s Get Set Network and would encourage all boroughs to do the same.

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