The client required a high level but comprehensive plan, incorporating all aspects of the Park’s maintenance, including hard and soft landscape, waterways / wetlands, play equipment, paths / roads, bridges, venues, lighting, art installations, litter picking, cleansing and waste management.
The plan was commissioned during Olympic 2012 “Games Time” to meet deadlines imposed by planning conditions and to ensure that the relevant parts of the plan were complete for the phased opening of the different sections of the Park in 2013 and 2014.
The intent was to create a strategic plan to guide the management of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the next five years. The client required a document which set the context of the new Park, including background material covering pre games to final transformation.
The project was led by chartered landscape architects, both directors of a LI registered practice specialising in landscape management. The execution of the project also demonstrated team-working across the professions. As with the 2012 Olympic Park before it, the subsequent project has raised the profile of landscape and, in this case, of landscape management and of management planning.
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Land Management Services Ltd
London Legacy Development Corporation
Parks and gardens
Shortlisted for an LI Award 2015
Land Management Services Ltd was subsequently appointed to:
Land Management Services Ltd; Lead Consultant and Landscape Management; Gary Grant Ecology; EcologyACS Trees; Arboriculture Alan Baxter Integrated Design; Engineering and StructuresHoare Lea; Lighting and Electrical
The commissioning and subsequent execution of a comprehensive management plan for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is of huge significance to delivery of the Olympic legacy. This management plan not only guides the development of one of our most important modern landscapes but also makes a statement about awareness, belief in and understanding of stewardship, and environmental responsibility. It is a statement of intent, a public recognition of open space value and a commitment to horticultural, ecological and social good practice.