In May 1985, Birmingham City Council decided to compete for the British nomination as host city for the 1992 Olympic Games.

The City Council appointed Ove Arup & Partners to prepare a feasibility study covering all aspects of the Games, to be completed within an eight week period. Seven principal areas of study were identified: sports facilities, accommodation, transport, telecommunications, games management, funding and finance and economic impact.

Co-chairman, Ronald Hobbs, in a talk entitled 'The way ahead', looks at the future of consulting engineers and architects in the building industry, whilst Philip Dilley looks at our work on the Oxford ice rink.

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The Arup Journal 1986 - Issue 1