Sustainability and the environment were at the heart of London’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The Park will respect these promises, creating a sustainable development in tune with the world’s changing climate and resource needs.  

Using the best of the Games' infrastructure, innovation and inspiration, the Park is designed with sustainability at its heart.  This means both that it is being built in a sustainable way, and that it is being built to help its future visitors and residents to live sustainably.

Existing venues, new schools and developing communities are embedding sustainability into their design and day to day operations. Ensuring the sustainability of the infrastructure on the Park means residents, visitors and workers in the local community can live environmentally friendly lifestyles.

London Legacy Development Corporation’s sustainability work focuses on four main themes:

  • Smart Park - using data and innovative technologies to enhance the Park
  • Future Living - testing and showcasing new approaches to living on the Park and in its communities
  • Neighbourhoods - designing and developing the Park's communities to enable sustainable lifestyles
  • Garden District - creating a biodiverse and sustainable district of London

For an in-depth guide to the sustainability of the Park and its venue, please read our report 'Your Sustainability Guide to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2030'.

Environmental Sustainability Reports

Each year London Legacy Development Corporation monitors and reports on the progress made towards achieving environmental sustainability targets, which are based on Legacy Community Scheme commitments and our Sustainability Guide to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2030.

These reports reflect our continued commitment to environmental sustainability at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and presents the progress made under our seven key environmental themes during each annual reporting period. The most recent reports can be found below:

LLDC Environmental Sustainability Report 2015/16

LLDC Environmental Sustainability Report 2016/17

LLDC Environmental Sustainability Report 2017/18

LLDC Environmental Sustainability Report 2018/19

 

Biodiversity Action Plan

 

The Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) is published roughly every five years and sets out the long-term environmental management plan of the Park to maintain and enhance its biodiversity.
 
The creation of the Olympic Park in 2008 and its transformation into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2012 provided unique opportunities to regenerate part of east London and put in place new ideas about the role and design of urban parks. Nature and green space were seen as huge assets and the Park’s first BAP in 2008, (the first produced for an Olympic Park), outlined proposals to create 10 new habitat types including wildflower meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. The BAP also aimed to weave together the needs of wildlife with those of local people.
 
You can read the latest Biodiversity Action Plan here.