• Peter Bishop and Hari Phillips appointed as co-chairs of Quality Review Panel
• Cristina Monteiro appointed as vice-chair
• Peter Studdert to step down as chair after nine years
Peter Bishop and Hari Phillips have been appointed as the new co-chairs and Cristina Monteiro has been appointed as the new vice-chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation’s Quality Review Panel.
The panel provides independent expert advice on developments with the Legacy Corporation’s planning area on schemes like the culture and education district at East Bank and residential neighbourhoods at Hackney Wick and Chobham Manor.
The co-chairs will lead a multi-disciplinary panel of design and sustainability experts, now that Peter Studdert, who chaired the Quality Review Panel since its creation in 2012, has stood down.
Peter Bishop is an urban planner and Professor of Urban Design at UCL. He has held senior planning roles in London boroughs for 25 years, working on major projects such as the King’s Cross railway land developments. He was the first Director of Design for London, and Deputy Chief Executive at the London Development Agency where he worked on the London Olympics legacy plans. In 2011, he was commissioned by the government to review national architecture and design policy, published as the 'Bishop Review'.
Hari Phillips is an architect and formed Bell Phillips Architects with Tim Bell in 2004 following their success in winning an RIBA competition to regenerate a large housing estate in east London. The practice recently completed a new public space in Gasholder No. 8, King's Cross, and is working on housing projects in Thamesmead for Peabody.
Cristina Monteiro is co-founder of DK-CM, a planning and architecture practice based in east London. She primarily works in the public sector on publicly funded regeneration projects focussed on placemaking, local distinctiveness and the environment. As a RIBA Conservation Registrant, heritage and sustainability are central to her practice. Cristina was shortlisted for The Architectural Review’s Moira Gemmill Prize in 2021.
Anthony Hollingsworth, Director of Planning Policy and Decisions Team at LLDC, said: “It is wonderful to welcome three such renowned experts to the panel. Their insight and experience will ensure that we continue to maintain the high standards of design on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
“Our thanks also go to Peter Studdert under whose guidance the Panel has played such an important and influential role in the development of high quality and award winning development in the LLDC area over the last nine years.”
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Link to photos of Peter Bishop, Hari Phillips and Cristina Monteiro here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m6vdew8smw987qs/AAC6ZFoz6-lk6s1dMOHtW_3ya?dl=0
London Legacy Development Corporation
Spread across 560 acres of stunning parklands, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to beautifully landscaped gardens, historic waterways, famous sporting venues, a vibrant arts and events programme and the ArcelorMittal Orbit visitor attraction.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened in April 2014 following the 18 month transformation programme of the London 2012 Olympic Park. It is now home to six former Olympic and Paralympic venues, the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Lee Valley VeloPark, London Aquatics Centre and London Stadium where visitors can take part in sport, enjoy watching world class athletes compete or experience concerts or arts and culture events. Visitors can also enjoy a birds-eye view of the Park from the two viewing platforms of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture, before experiencing an exhilarating ride on The Slide, the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.
As the new heart of east London, the Park is still transforming and will soon provide future homes, jobs and an unrivalled education and cultural district housing Sadler’s Wells, BBC, V&A East, UAL’s London College of Fashion and UCL East.
The London Legacy Development Corporation promotes and delivers physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area by maximising the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.