- POE work will help LLDC understand how neighbourhoods are performing
- It covers phases 2-4 at Chobham Manor and p1 at East Wick and Sweetwater
- LLDC is one of the first organisations to be carrying out POE at this scale
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is offering a unique and exciting opportunity to appoint a team of consultants to assess how residents feel about their emerging neighbourhoods as places to live, and how their homes perform environmentally, to ensure those who call Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park home continue to experience a great quality of life and living standards for years to come.
Through post-occupancy evaluation (POE), the consultant team will help LLDC understand better how the first three neighbourhoods on the Park at Chobham Manor and East Wick and Sweetwater are performing and working as residents move into their new homes.
The work will cover phases 2-4 at Chobham Manor, LLDC’s first neighbourhood, a multi-award winning housing development, which notably won the 2019 Mayor’s Prize at the New London Awards, and phase 1 of East Wick and Sweetwater.
LLDC is one of the first organisations to be carrying out POE at this scale. The consultant team will need to bring together a range of specialist skills, with an emphasis on an engagement led approach, involving residents in the rollout of the study, and ensure a good level of response.
The scope will also include building performance evaluation, resident surveys, focus groups, in-home interviews, monitoring, and collecting meter data to ensure that the study is brought together in a robust way so that meaningful conclusions can be drawn.
This project follows on from a POE pilot study on phase 1 of Chobham Manor which is ongoing and due to complete at the end of 2021. The pilot has produced a resident survey and methodologies which will serve as a starting point for this new commission.
To date, LLDC has delivered approximately 500 homes at Chobham Manor with a further 380 due to be completed by March 2022 in phases 3 and 4. At East Wick and Sweetwater, phase 1 will deliver 302 of a projected 1800 new homes in the wider development.
Rosanna Lawes, Executive Director of Development at LLDC, said: “The post occupancy evaluation at Chobham Manor, East Wick and Sweetwater is a great opportunity for a forward-thinking consultant team to work with us to assess our building projects and help make sure we continue to deliver well-designed, sustainable new neighbourhoods where people enjoy living.
“The post-occupancy evaluation work is crucial and will help LLDC engage with residents living in their new homes to understand how they are using the space they’re in and will better equip us when making future design decisions; as we are always looking for ways to improve future housing quality, sustainability and community benefits, and the post-occupancy evaluation, backed by the Mayor of London’s office, is one of the ways in which we can do that.
“Among our core objectives at LLDC is providing a long-lasting legacy for those who live on the Park, this post-occupancy evaluation commission is a great way to help ensure that legacy is achieved.”
The tender, which is being managed by TFL, was published on July 1, 2021 and can be found here by clicking https://www.gov.uk/find-tender and searching for “GLA81872 – Post Occupancy Evaluation for the LLDC”.