SNC Lavalin: Atkins earns a spot on London Legacy Development Corporation’s latest executive

Appointment sees Atkins wrap up 21 years of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park development

Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has won a place in the organization’s latest development framework overseeing the legacy of the 2012 Olympics – extending its relationship with the London venue to more than 20 years from now the end of the contract.

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has granted Atkins single-source status as a multi-disciplinary provider for a range of services focused on creating places to live, work and play as part of the region’s transformation of East London which hosted the games ten years ago.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was the site of some of the most memorable moments of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, and is now expected to be the site of a truly lasting legacy for the region, which has always been one of the main purposes of hosting the games.

Atkins began working with the organization of the London 2012 Olympics in 2005, when it was announced that the British capital had successfully bid for the games. This latest frame is the third frame Atkins has won from LLDC, which will last for four years.

Having worked successfully to provide the infrastructure necessary for one of the most memorable Games of recent times, Atkins has since worked with LLDC to deliver on its promise to create a vibrant, innovative and sustainable new neighborhood for the city.

Atkins Infrastructure managing director Mike McNicholas was project manager for the original London 2012 delivery programme.

He said: “We, as a company, and I began work on London 2012 in December 2005, a few months after the UK won the bid. With the new executive appointment, it will take the time we’ve been working on development and his legacy at 21, which is a fantastic achievement in many ways.

“The framework will provide Atkins with a platform to contribute to the legacy agenda of placing social value at the heart of Olympic legacy.

“But also, this frame win really serves to highlight the importance of always keeping customer centricity at the forefront over such a long period of time, while adapting to stay relevant to the evolution of the customer over 20+ years.”

The LLDC was established in 2012 with the aim of transforming the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a vibrant new heart for East London, creating opportunities for locals and driving innovation and growth in the capital and wider United Kingdom.

Mark Camley, Executive Director of Park and Venue Operations for LLDC, said: “Atkins has consistently delivered to a high standard since LLDC’s inception ten years ago, and before that, as a member of the London 2012 delivery.

“They will help us deliver on our promise of a lasting and meaningful legacy for London 2012, with sustainability and social value at its core.”

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About Atkins

Atkins ( is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing over 19,000 people in the UK, North America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia- Pacific and Europe. We build long-term, trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can see recent Atkins projects here.

About SNC-Lavalin

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a fully integrated professional services and project management firm with offices around the world. SNC-Lavalin connects people, technology and data to help shape and realize world-class concepts and projects, while delivering comprehensive innovative solutions throughout the asset lifecycle. Our expertise is broad – consulting & consulting, smart grids & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project management & construction, operation & maintenance, decommissioning and sustaining capital – and delivered to our clients in four strategic sectors: EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear and Resources, supported by Capital. People. Conduct. Results.

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