MATTHEW Tucker, MD of Newark-based consulting engineers Morgan Tucker, was chosen to speak at a prestigious event to highlight work being done to support and maximise the benefits of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Mr Tucker, whose firm has won a contract to deliver one of the largest rail connected logistics centres in Europe for Olympic Park, shared the podium with Jonathan Edwards, Triple Jump World Record holder and board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The event, held in Derbyshire and supported by East Midlands Development Agency (emda), was part of a wider programme in the East Midlands.
Mr Tucker said: I was asked to make a presentation at the event to show other firms the work that Midlands-based companies like Morgan Tucker are doing in conjunction with the Games.
Morgan Tucker has been appointed by English Welsh and Scottish Railways (EWS) in conjunction with the ODA to deliver rail services to the Olympic Park in East London.
The 28-acre site is based at the south of the proposed Olympic Stadium and will be used to deliver construction materials to the Olympic Park by rail.
The scale of the project is immense with over 9000 tonnes of materials a day arriving at the site by rail when the logistics centre becomes fully operational. In addition to the rail connected facilities at the centre, the site will also accommodate a number of concrete plants, other manufacturing facilities and a waste management centre.
Morgan Tucker has been appointed to provide a full design, procurement and project management role on the site which in essence means that Morgan Tucker is responsible for the delivery of the prestigious 4.5 million infrastructure project. The client has also appointed Morgan Tucker to undertake procurement and supervision of the main principal contractor.
Before the Olympics gets underway, part of the 28-acre logistics site will be transformed into the warm up track for athletes. Morgan Tucker will be responsible for ensuring their site is capable of being turned in to the training facility.
Mr Tucker added: This is a hugely prestigious project for Morgan Tucker and proof that the Midlands is already benefiting from the 2012 Olympics.
The client was looking for a smaller, specialist organisation to deliver this project. We are doing really unusual things on the site, not only ensuring the site can be connected to the rail network, but also providing raised platforms to enable 80 tonne vehicles to load and unload materials from a train.