To meet the needs of the Olympic Games, several large-scale projects had to be implemented as part of the Olympic program. This entailed providing the necessary venues and transportation infrastructure to support the Games. Getting all of the projects completed before the start of the Games was a significant hurdle for the project. The Olympic Delivery Authority participated in numerous consultations during the planning phase. They received advice from professionals in the building and legacy industries. They also have a legal planning authority over the Olympic Park region.
What is Olympic Delivery Authority?
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was established in 2006 and went into operation on April 1 of that same year. It was established as part of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act of 2006 to ensure the games were run sustainably. It is a non-departmental public organization that provides the venues and other facilities required for the Games.
Six priority themes support ODA. These include construction, design, regeneration, legacy planning, and sustainability. The ODA program is divided into two key components: land and transit. The Olympic Delivery Authority collaborates with delivery provider CLM on construction projects. They are responsible for hiring consultants, contractors, and designers. The following are other roles that are usable:
To create a positive impact
To assist with the creation of the new Olympic Park and the venues, ODA collaborates with Transport for London and other partners. They also want to guarantee that there are commercial prospects in east London. The Games will have a favorable effect on the region in this way.
Manage and monitor information
A substantial amount of resources are consumed in the construction business. This produces a great deal of garbage. ODA has established a mechanism for managing and keeping track of information to help lessen this. The ODA will be able to create and distribute new information thanks to this technology.
To build a lasting legacy for games
The responsibility for creating a meaningful legacy for the games falls on the Olympic Delivery Authority. The success of the games could be impacted by various problems that have been highlighted. Among them are doping scandals and terrorist strikes. Another area for improvement is the cost overruns of the games since many developers conceal these additional expenditures rather than acknowledge the reality of these prices.
The ODA wants to leave a legacy for the region that will enhance many people’s quality of life. This entails enhancing the city’s infrastructure and establishing a favorable reputation. In addition, it is well known that a significant portion of the impoverished populate east London. As a result, the ODA will endeavor to boost employment in the area.
Delivering the Games’ sustainable legacy
The Olympic Delivery Authority is in charge of providing the Olympic Park and the venues in addition to the sustainable legacy of the Games. Included are the planning, building, and management of a noticeable temporary station building. The legacy’s many other facets are likewise being developed. One of these is a monitoring system that will gauge the level of participation from various groups.