EXPERT DESIGN PANEL SELECTED TO HELP SHAPE PARK'S FUTURE

The London Legacy Development Corporation has appointed a specialist panel to assist with the design of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The expert panel will offer a range of services to support and enhance the design quality of the Park and surrounding area, including new neighbourhoods, venues, parklands and public spaces.

The companies will sit on the Design Services Framework Panel for four years as a specialist resource for three areas: Architecture and Urban Design, Landscape Design and Graphics and Visualisation.

The Legacy Corporation will issue mini competitions to the panel for projects including the design for a new canalside park along Lee Navigation, design guidance for the five new neighbourhoods and support for development projects on the Park and surrounding areas.

Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said:

“The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be defined by high quality design running through the neighbourhoods, venues, parklands and public spaces.

“Legacy plans are further ahead than any previous Olympic host city and this is a great opportunity for architects and designers to help shape the future of the Park after the Games.”

The panel which consists of a mix of small and local practices as well as the larger more established firms are:

Architecture and Urban Design

  • Adams & Sutherland
  • Allies & Morrison
  • dRMM Architects
  • Karakusevic Carson Architects
  • Maccreanor Lavington
  • Meadowcroft Griffin Architects
  • NORD Architecture
  • Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Landscape Architecture

  • Churchman Landscape Architects
  • East
  • Gustafson Porter
  • Hassell
  • J & L Gibbons
  • Kinnear Landscape Architects Limited
  • muf architecture/art LLP
  • Strootman Landschapsarchitecten

Graphic Design & Visualisations

  • Appetite
  • Arup
  • Dog Star Limited
  • Greenspace
  • Hyperkit Limited
  • Premm Design Limited
  • Squint / Opera
  • Uniform

The Development Corporation invited companies to apply in November last year outlining opportunities for all scales of design professionals, from multi-disciplinary firms to smaller practices.