Projects / Public Realm, East London

Public Realm, East London

Parklands and public spaces to enhance the experience of the 2012 site

The Vision

To create a 2.5 kilometre square park, to form the centrepiece of the games and its legacy, forming the newest urban park in London since the Victorian era.

Parklands and public spaces were created to enhance the experience of the London 2012 Games and form the largest new urban park in London since the great Victorian era of park building. These include: allotments and other food growing areas; meadows, wetlands, wooded valleys, orchards and viewing hills; new wildlife habitats; areas and facilities for a range of sports; revitalised waterways, towpaths and river walks; natural amphitheatres and lawns for events and festivals; new cycle and footpaths connecting the Lower Lea Valley with the Thames for the first time.

Our Role

We provded design planning and programming services and support to the Landscape Architect design team of LDA design and Hargreaves Associates.  Our service includes: establishing plans and programmes for development and approval of the deliverables; monitoring of programmes and provision of weekly and monthly reports to the client team and identification of potential divergence from programme and issue of early warning notices to the client.