Landlords stockpiling for Olympic ‘chaos’
London’s social landlords are preparing for transport chaos during the Olympic Games by stockpiling materials close to their properties.
Roads are predicted to be gridlocked throughout the Olympic period, which stretches from 27 July to 10 September, causing many organisations to be concerned about disruption to services such as repairs.
To combat this, east London-based Poplar Harca is stockpiling toilet ball valves, locks, sheets of plywood and glass close to its properties.
Other social landlords, including East Thames Group, Peabody, Southern Housing and Swan, are also pooling storage facilities to ensure supplies are easily accessible.
Contractor Kier, which services 100,000 homes across the capital, has increased its supply chain and will warn operatives of traffic hotspots.
Meanwhile, the Olympic Delivery Authority on Tuesday approved plans for 6,800 homes on the Olympic site after the games.
The plans, put forward by the London Legacy Development Corporation, will see homes built across five neighbourhoods, of which 35 per cent will be affordable.