02 mike vaughan the olympic park

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unique opportunity to revitalise the Lower Lea Valley,
transforming one of the most underdeveloped areas of London
The project is about harnessing this potential to create one of the largest new urban parks in Europe for 150 years.

In addition to world-class facilities for sports including athletics, cycling, hockey, swimming and tennis, there will be homes for a new community, and green spaces in and around the Olympic Park

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02 mike vaughan the olympic park

  1. 1. Restoring London’s riversThe Olympic Park –a case studyMike Vaughan, Atkins Limited25 October 2012NLA breakfast talk
  2. 2. Timescale: 2005 to 2012 = 7 years
  3. 3. Back in 2005 B.C(Before Clean-up)
  4. 4. Industrial site in a state of urban decline,
  5. 5. Contamination Site clean up, remediation of soils and groundwater
  6. 6. Little access to the watercourses River walls repaired, restored or replaced
  7. 7. Invasive species 8
  8. 8. Park and Public Realm(Ecological restoration)
  9. 9. River edges and wetlands:Integrating the riverenvironment into the Park 11
  10. 10. River Restoration ?• Restoration options constrained • Obviously “complete” restoration philosophy can not be applied here • Constraints of the Olympic Park • Restoring biodiversity to river margins
  11. 11. River Enhancement• Restoring biodiversity to the river margins• Enhancement of the river as a feature • For people: • Aesthetic • Engaging people with the river environment • For wildlife • Intrinsic habitat value • Habitat diversity with connectivity • Target species and habitat 13
  12. 12. Challenges .
  13. 13. Contamination Silt Weeds Plant performance
  14. 14. Wetland channels
  15. 15. Wet Woodlands 18
  16. 16. Waterside margins
  17. 17. River Edge Engineer• River engineers• Ecologists• Hydrologists and hydraulic experts• Geomorphologists• Soils and geotechnical• Landscape architects• Botanists / horticulturalists 24
  18. 18. Collaboration• Parnerships vital • Environment Agency • Lee Valley Park • Rivers & Canal Trust • 4 London Boroughs • ODA • CLM • Designers • Contractors and suppliers 25
  19. 19. So what have the Gamesdone for the River Lee?
  20. 20. 2005 BC:Overgrown & low value
  21. 21. 2012 AD (Atkins Design):Colour structure, habitat with value
  22. 22. SustainabilityAccessibilityRemediation
  23. 23. A place for recreation and biodiversity –a site of metropolitan importance2.3ha of wetland habitatAn important wildlife corridor
  24. 24. “We believe that our work on London 2012 will showcase the Games as a feat of engineeringexcellence, demonstrating the breadth and qualityof career opportunities in engineering and design”
  25. 25. End

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