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Olympic site reaches half way point

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Work on the London 2012 Olympic Park is progressing on schedule and during January the project celebrated reaching the half way point between winning the bid to host the Games and the Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012.

Olympic Delivery Authority Chair- man John Armitt said: “Half way to 2012 we are right on track. We are making good progress but we are not complacent, there is still a big challenge ahead.”

Construction of the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre started last year, ahead of schedule, and work is now also underway on the Olympic Village and infrastructure such as energy networks, roads and bridges.

Steel rakers being erected by Watson Steel Structures are now visible as the upper tiers of the Stadium (left) are being formed.

Thousands of job opportunities are being created this year for various construction professions, as well as administrative and support staff. The workforce on the Olympic Park and Village is expected to peak at around 11,000 in 2010, with a total of around 30,000 workers expected to be employed up to 2012.

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