Structural engineering jobs are helping the construction of Londonâ€™s Olympic Stadium to progress.
The latest phase which began exactly one year ago, involves the internal fit-out of hundreds of rooms at the stadium. 700 rooms are being created in the area below the venueâ€™s podium, which includes eight changing rooms and an 82-metre indoor warm-up track in the West Stand.Â Tessa Jowell, the Olympics minister, said a new skyline was â€œstarting to appear across east Londonâ€ as a result of the construction work.
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â€œOne year after the start of construction on the Olympic Park and we are on-track to deliver a spectacular Olympic Games whilst bringing much-needed jobs and skills to the East End,â€ she commented.
The Olympic Stadium site is currently supporting 400 people in construction jobs, although this is set to increase to approximately 600 as the internal fit-out work requires more electricians, bricklayers and plumbers.
Earlier this month, the government announced that it planned to invest Â£324 million of the Olympic Delivery Authorityâ€™s budget in the Olympic Village.