London 2012 Athletes Villages
We were delighted to win the international tender to exclusively survey, supply and fit all the London 2012 Athletes Villages with curtains and tracks.
Working directly with LOCOG we furnished over 16,000 rooms in the main village at Stratford and the Sailing Village in Weymouth.
The ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority) had always struggled at previous Games to achieve blackout curtains. This had led to complaints from athletes and team managers, as athletes often need to sleep during the day. We helped to advise LOCOG regarding the specification of the fabric and fitting and our custom made approach for every window solved the problem.
With 66 tower blocks of around 12 floors each, our fitting teams were kept very busy. Although we only gained access to fit the made to measure blackout curtains at the end of January 2012, we completed on time at the end of May.
After the games, curtains were added to the ODA’s list of “Brilliant Basics” and we were awarded official supplier status. We are very proud to be able to display “supplier of curtains, tracks and fitting services (Athletes Villages) to the London 2012 Games” as one of our accreditations.
“We selected Ena Shaw Contract to provide curtains and tracks for the Athletes Villages for the London 2012 games. They made a difficult job look easy and integrated with our site management seamlessly. I would recommend them for any future work.”
Lead Venues Project Manager