Ian Crockford was the man behind the building of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
As project sponsor for the ODA, Crockford made sure the Olympic Park was built on time.
Ian Crockford is a highly experienced construction and property development professional having spent over 20 years in the industry. Graduating from Liverpool University in 1988, International assignments took Ian from Australia to the Middle East and then back to Europe, working on a broad range of major projects – petrochemical, commercial property and theme parks in the form of Disneyland, Paris.
Back in the UK, Ian led the Millennium Wheel (now the London Eye) project from initiation to operation, being awarded the CIOB Project Manager of the Year Gold Medal for Millennium Projects.
Ian then moved to Tooley Street to deliver all infrastructure works for More London, now home to the Mayor of London and the London Assembly at City Hall.
In 2006, Ian was appointed onto the Olympic Delivery Authority Team as Project Sponsor taking responsibility of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre and Water Polo venues.
Olympic Stadium Facts:
- The Stadium as a capacity of 80,000.
- It’s the lightest Olympic Stadium ever built.
- It took 80 million man hours to build the Olympic Park.
- The lower tier, which holds 25,000 people, is permanent, but the upper tier is temporary and it’s concrete and steel structure holding 55,000 seats can be dismantled.
- 200 buildings and businesses had to be relocated.
- 45,000 people were involved in the build – 16,000 people at any one time.