Grand Award Winner

Willerby Landscapes Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, South Park Plaza, London E20

Grand Award Winner - Willerby Landscapes Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, South Park Plaza, London E20
Grand Award Winner - Willerby Landscapes Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, South Park Plaza, London E20

Client Gohar Hayat, Skanska Infrastructure Services
Designer David Thompson, LDA Design
Architect James Corner
Field Operations Suppliers Brooks Bros (UK), The Fountain Workshop, Waterscapes, Freelands Horticulture, Paynes Turf

Judges’ comments

"This very extensive and challenging project saw the successful transition of the Olympic Park’s South Park and Carpenter’s Lock areas into legacy under extremely tight completion deadlines.

"Following clearance of the concourse post-games by the main contractor, the BALI contractor carried out extensive remodelling of levels and grounds involving major engineering works, before undertaking the construction of hard landscape features across the entire area and constructing and installing decking, linear and amphitheatre seating areas, a children’s play area, water-jet labyrinth and climbing wall.

"The intelligent use of off-site prefabrication of decking units provided a vital solution to help overcome the challenging time constraints. The amount of work achieved in such a short space of time is breathtaking and, given the scale and complexity of the project, the fit and finish are remarkable. Exceptional planning, project management and attention to detail are all in evidence, as is the excellent working relationship between the contractor and the architects to find solutions to seemingly intractable problems.

"This scheme is an exemplar of how to achieve a project of this scale to a tight deadline without compromising the very highest professional standards demanded by such an iconic, internationally-recognised outdoor space."

Sponsor: Rigby Taylor


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