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Olympic Effect for UK Natural Stone Show

Updated:2012-09-19 17:38:17
Although the 30th Olympic Games have been concluded, the effect is still existing. According to the research, London's selection as the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games has stimulated one of the biggest construction and regeneration initiatives in Europe with the ensuing building investment set to top £6.09 billion. Let’s look at the effect as follow!
Firstly, the Natural Stone Show located at ExCeL, where is situated just 1.5 miles from the 500 acre Olympic Park that lies at the heart of London's Olympic Games. This provides a golden opportunity for exhibitors to pitch for ongoing projects that form part of the Olympic legacy post 2012.
Secondly, the government has spent nearly£1.4 billion on the 'Big 5' venues within the Olympic Park which encompass the 80,000 seat Olympic Stadium, and most of the materials were the natural stone. Thus, it stimulated the stone industry in UK, as well as the stone exported countries. If you have been here, the Aquatics Centre; the Velopark; the Athletes' Village; and a state of the art Broadcast and Press Centre showed you all the achievements.
Well, there are many other effects of the Olympics. The Olympic Village offers guaranteed accommodation for every athlete and team official, with more than 17,000 beds in total. And after the Games, the Olympic Village will lie at the heart of one of Europe's largest urban regeneration projects. The converted village alone will provide 3,600 homes and in total 9,000 new homes will be created in the Olympic Park area.
Around £7 billion worth of transport infrastructure spend was designated for the Games including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and extensions to the Docklands Light Railway and East London Line. In addition to, this is the ongoing refurbishment and modernization of all London Underground stations together with a £225 million upgrade of Stratford rail station.
Most of them have to use the stone material. So the 2013 Natural Stone Show is confident of providing exciting opportunities for its exhibitors that against this dynamic construction background.
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