Canal Park, London
The London Olympics was an exceptional event – a very special experience for the entire country.
The impact of the games has created a lot of development momentum, with a massive build programme covering the whole Olympics district. We are playing a part in this development programme, working on constructing a new park that forms the seam between Tower Hamlets, Hackney Wick and Olympic Park.
The space of the park is a function of the development constraints relating to a pair of 42” Thames water trunk mains that traverse the full 1 km length of the proposed park.
The park changes in character along its length responding to the prevailing future uses, geography and functionality in each section. The scale of the park involves negotiations with an extensive number of interested parties where we led the discussions with a large number of these stakeholders, incorporating their needs into the final design.