Marshalls supplied a wide range of materials to the Olympic Park project which created not only a world-class venue but also a new London district.
The ODA’s Procurement Policy demanded that sustainability credentials as well as good value and high quality were paramount for any company wishing to become a supplier to the Games. As well as guaranteeing high-quality solutions, suppliers were required to deliver large quantities of materials within tight time periods, meeting complex security requirements.
The Marshalls offer for the Olympic Park included full schedules for the quantities of different products required for each phase of the scheme, full design service for the slot drainage system, carbon footprint for all materials used and full sustainability qualification documentation.
In addition, Marshalls provided a dedicated on-site support team for the construction period and logistical support complying with the site Delivery Management System (DMS) booking in and security system.
The Olympic Park Roads & Bridges contract covered the road infrastructure project for the main Olympic Park. To gain a specification for the linear drainage systems and kerb units, Marshalls worked closely with the designers from a very early stage. Marshalls Beany Block, the original combined kerb and drainage system, was selected for this section of the project. For the North and South Security Plazas and the high-profile Aquatics Centre designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Marshalls supplied high-quality Birco linear drainage systems.
Marshalls supplied Slot Drain Channel systems for the Athletes’ Village to complement the range of high-quality natural stone paving products also supplied by the company. Slot Drain is a highly effective yet discreet solution for surface water removal on premium landscapes, with drainage channels hidden beneath the slimline galvanised steel slots, creating a virtually invisible method of removing runoff water for high end schemes.
Marshalls was able to demonstrate their ability to supply the quantity and quality of products required for a project of this size. The company also operates under the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental sustainability, placing this ethos at the very heart of the business.