The London 2012 Olympic Games was the biggest sporting event ever undertaken.

An estimated 7,900,000 spectators attended the Games making it the largest peacetime event ever staged anywhere in the world.

PHD were installed as ‘LOCOG’s Overlay Partner’ for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games and also delivered the Official Test Events;-

  • BMX Supercross World Cup,
  • ISSF World Cup Shooting
  • UCI Track Cycling World Cup).

Our initial PHD ‘Olympic Service’ contract covered ALL Olympic Park venues and expanded to installing overlay to 28 independent venues including;-

  • Olympic Athletic Stadium
  • Royal Artillery Barracks Shooting Range
  • Aquatics Centre
  • Eton Manor Tennis Courts
  • BMX Starting Ramp
  • Basketball Arena
  • Eton Manor Rowing
  • Velodrome
  • Hockey Arena
  • Lords Cricket Ground Archery Range
  • 02 Arena Gymnastics Hall
  • Wembley Arena Badminton Court
  • Greenwich Park fan & big screen area
  • The Water Polo Arena
  • The North Greenwich Arena
  • Earl’s Court
  • Eton Dorney
  • Greenwich Park
  • Hadleigh Farm
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Lee Valley
  • Wembley Stadium
  • The Excel
  • The Basketball Arena
  • The BMX Track
  • The Copper Box
  • The Common Domain
  • The Riverbank Arena


PHD’s remit included;-

  • ramps
  • steps
  • platforms
  • heavy duty pedestrian staircases
  • pedestrian bridges
  • mechanical elevators
  • service bridges
  • advertising gantries
  • entry gates
  • camera towers
  • camera platforms
  • medal podiums
  • press conference rooms
  • grandstands
  • press tribunes
  • cladding
  • servicing press conference venues.
  • reinstatement works

The PHD ‘Olympic Service’ Team provided LOCOG with a 24 hour ‘Gold Service’ throughout the duration of The Games to ensure the venues and infrastructure where firmly in place for GB’s medal haul.

PHD emerged victorious, as did the GB Team producing their greatest performance of all time, in what has been globally recognised as ‘The Greatest Games Ever’.

During the games PHD worked directly for LOCOG providing service bridges, ramps, steps, platforms, pedestrian bridges, staircases and media works including camera platforms and servicing press conference venues. In addition to this PHD also worked on the BMX starting ramp one of the highlights of the project.