Park is being designed by the EDAW Consortium (including EDAW and Buro Happold), working with Arup and WS Atkins. The park including legacy has since been taken over by LDA Design in conjunction with Hargreaves Associates.
London's Olympic and Paralympic bid proposed that there would be four arenas in the Olympic Park, but the revised masterplan published in 2006 reduced this to three, with the volleyball being moved to Earls Court Exhibition Centre. The fencing arena was also cancelled, and the fencing will now take place at ExCeL. The remaining indoor arenas are the Basketball Arena and the Copper Box. The final design of the park has been approved by the Olympic Delivery Authority and its planning decisions committee. The Olympic Park is sometimes confused with Bushy Park, near Hampton.
To enable the major phase of construction to begin, the 52 electricity pylons, up to 65 metres high, that dominated the landscape in and around the Olympic Park were removed, and the electricity for the park is now run through underground tunnels.
Several businesses were put under Compulsory Purchase Order in order to gain control of the Olympic Site