Legacy Masterplan Framework London [UK]

The 'Legacy Masterplan Framework' (LMF) can be considered as one of London’s biggest redevelopment projects from the last decades. It prescribes the redevelopment of the Olympic Park and Lea Valley after the Olympic Games in 2012.

The LMF sets out the ambition for the development of the Olympic Park and Lower Lea Valley, building on the investment for the Olympic Games and subsequent transformation work. The framework plan will guide the delivery of thousands of new homes, employment space and community facilities and will deliver long-term regeneration benefits for the area. The LMF masterplan is a framework rather than a rigid blueprint for development and is supported by a suite of strategies that outline the broad approach to implementation and delivery. Collectively, they will ensure that the ambition level is achieved over the lifetime of the development.
Those strategies are to create a diversity of neighborhoods which draw together all social groups, cultures and various employment opportunities in one complex but integrated quarter of the city; to use the Olympic inheritance as catalyst for regeneration; to maximise transport connections of the former Olympic site with its established neighborhoods; to activate public realm and waterways by maximising the unique qualities and opportunities provided by the Lea Valley’s riverine landscape and parklands; and to promote adaptability and longevity as long-term perspective for the development of the site.

Client London Legacy Development Corporation
Program 170 ha, vision for the structural development of the Olympic Park and Lower Lea Valley following the Olympic Games in 2012 with 1.560.000 m2 gfa of which 10.000-12.000 residential units
Time 2007 - 2010
Role Masterplanner with Allies and Morrison Architects and Aecom (formerly EDAW)
Participating parties Camlin Lonsdale; Buro Happold; Faber Maunsell; Beyond Green; Leaside Regeneration; Vision XS; JMP; Nick Ritblat