Reuse and recycling central to transformation of Olympic Stadium


Construction contractor Balfour Beatty has said that it will use recycling and reuse of materials as it prepares London’s Olympic Stadium for a new use.

After winning the contract to change the stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a multi-sport venue, Balfour Beatty said that sustainable construction techniques will be used.


This will include recycling features of the existing stadium into the new scheme and reusing crushed demolition material.

It will be responsible for the transformation work of the stadium including building a new warm-up track, spectator and hospitality facilities, and external landscaping.

Once complete, the stadium will be used to host five matches during Rugby World Cup 2015 and will be the permanent home of West Ham United Football Club from 2016. It will also host athletics events including the annual IAAF Diamond League Meeting, the 2017 IAAF World Championships and 2017 IPC World Athletics Championships.

Last year, the company won the contract to transform the stadium roof for its new use.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Andrew McNaughton said: “We are delighted to be continuing our activity on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park supporting the legacy commitment made as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”