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Our 47-week contract features groundworks, drainage,pile caps and structural concrete. For us, the construction sequence here is unusual. After we have completed the column pile caps, the main contractor will build the steel frame and roof – then we will construct the suspended post-tensioned floor slabs to the exhibition halls and lorry ways.

The projectwill providemuch-needed additional exhibition and conference space including a 5,000 seater semi-permanent auditorium,aswell as access lorryways for entering the events centre – one at the north and one on the south side.

Among the challenges during our construction period will be the maintenance of access for maritime exhibits during the London International Boat Show in January 2009!

ExCeL London is the international events and conference centre, located in the Royal Docks, which hosts a variety of events from high profile exhibitions and conferences to international association meetings, award ceremonies and sporting events. In 2012, the venue will host seven Olympic and five Paralympic events. The development of Phase 2 is forecast to bring a further £1.6bn into London by 2011.

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