The main contractor BAM Nuttall has appointed Frosts to carry out the soft landscape package including drainage, irrigation and planting.
The Olympic Delivery Authority revealed the news exclusively to Horticulture Week today (21 September) and ODA Project Sponsor for Parklands and Public Realm John Hopkins said: "This is an important and high-profile project and the response of the UK landscape and horticulture industry has been hugely encouraging and appreciated."
Frosts landscape construction director Aidan Lane told HW he was delighted with the contract win, after staff had "worked enormously massive hours to get the bid right".
The firm will employ new apprentices as part of the contract, as well as taking on a new contract manager, quantity surveyor and extra staff.
Up to 40 Frosts Landscapes staff will carry out work on site at any one time over the next 12-14 months.
The remaining soft landscape package for the east side of the north of the Olympic Park will be awarded in the next few weeks.
For the full story, see Horticulture Week magazine on 25 September.
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