Project Title: London 2012 Olympics and Legacy Master Plan
Location: London, England
Firm Website: www.aecom.com
Project Description: The Lower Lea Valley Regeneration Strategy was prepared by an AECOM Design + Planning (EDAW) led team. The London Development Agency (LDA), Greater London Authority (GLA) and the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, in consultation with the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest, commissioned the strategy which was developed over the course of two years.
The Lower Lea Valley is a unique environment in London, at the center of which is an interlacing network of canals weaving south to the Thames. North of the study area, the River Lea and its associated canals run through the Lee Valley Regional Park which stretches from Hertfordshire through London to Stratford.The Strategy seeks to link the Regional Park to the Thames along the banks of the Lower Lea Valley, while transforming the urban environment from its current derelict state to a thriving mixed use urban environment of approximately 35,000 new homes, with canals and parkland at its heart. This is supported by new town and neighborhood centers including schools, health centers and other community facilities, creating up to 50,000 new jobs across a range of employment sectors.
The Strategy comprises of two main public components—the Lower Lea Valley Vision, which establishes broad principles for change, and the Lower Lea Valley Opportunity Area Framework, which lays out the Mayor’s Policy Framework. These are supported by a raft of technical documents and analytical models, covering delivery and investment, socio-economic infrastructure and processes required to support development, land use and capacity, flood risk and sustainability.
Image Credits: AECOM Design and Planning
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