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London 2012

Atkins is proud to have been the engineering design expert behind London 2012.

Our selection as the official engineering design services provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games showcased our people’s technical excellence, our ability to deliver world class infrastructure projects and our sector leadership position.


As the first official engineering design services provider to an Olympic Games, we led the sector and showcased the London 2012 Games as a feat of engineering excellence, demonstrating the breadth and quality of career opportunities in engineering and design.


Our extensive work on the London 2012 Games comprised delivery of the site-wide enabling works to support the development of the Olympic Park, detailed engineering design of earthworks, drainage, landscaping and electrical supply in the Park, development of bridges, structures and highways around the Park, Environmental Impact Assessments and ecology/biodiversity services, and the delivery of 100 temporary venues and facilities across the country, including overlay design, utilities, building services, acoustics, fire and accessibility. We are now working with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) to oversee the technical transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from Games venue into an exciting new visitor destination and community park.


We developed the technical blueprint to create new standards of carbon critical design. We helped LOCOG to compile the Temporary Materials Handbook which offers guidance on the sustainable selection and reuse of materials for temporary venues.

Excellence is in our DNA, and that’s why we are truly proud to associate with the London 2012 Games.

London: engineered for 2012


Our London 2012 film showcases our Olympic journey delivering the world’s biggest sporting event.
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London: engineered for 2012


Our technical expertise touched every element of London’s infrastructure in 2012.
View our interactive map

Our Olympic feature articles showcase all aspects of our London 2012 journey
Browse our feature articles