Delivering London 2012: geotechnical enabling works
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- Authors: Jan Hellings 1 ; Martyn Lass 2 ; James Apted 3 ; Ian Mead 4
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- Source: Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, Volume 164, Issue 6, 01 November 2011 , pages 5 –10
Selecting the Stratford site for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games provided an opportunity to regenerate a rundown area of historical industrial development and dereliction, as well as remediate the significant levels of contamination that had accumulated over a century and a half. The Olympic Delivery Authority established the enabling works project to clear the site and create the development platform on which the Olympic Park would be founded and to remediate the effects of contamination. This paper covers the geotechnical and geo-environmental aspects of the work, including site investigation, demolition and site clearance, bulk earthworks, soil remediation and groundwater treatment.