Case study:London Olympics Parklands
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- 1 Project overview
- 2 Image gallery
- 3 Catchment and subcatchment
- 4 Site
- 5 Project background
- 6 Reasons for river restoration
- 7 Measures
- 8 Monitoring
- 9 Additional documents and videos
- 10 Additional links and references
- 11 Supplementary Information
|Project web site|
|Main contact forename||Mike|
|Main contact surname||Vaughan|
|Main contact user ID|
|Contact organisation||Atkins, Olympic Development Authority|
|Contact organisation web site||http://http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/knowledge/olympics.php|
|Partner organisations||Atkins, Olympic Development Authority, Environment Agency, Natural England|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
The Olympic Park will bring lasting benefits to east London. After the Games, it will be transformed to include a huge urban park. The new park will link the tidal Thames Estuary to the south and the Hertfordshire countryside to the north.
Some of the major benefits to the environment include:
- 8kms of river restored
- 4,000 homes protected from flood
- 2 million tonnes soil decontaminated
- The largest urban park created in Europe for over 100 years
Native species planted, including oak, ash, willow, birch, hazel, holly, blackthorn and hawthorn – a home for wildlife in the middle of the city. 30,000 tonnes of silt removed from waterways. 280 hectares of brownfield land cleaned.
750 bat roost and bird boxes put on site.
45 hectares of wildlife habitat created.
20 million gallons of contaminated groundwater treated.
4000 homes in West Ham and Canning Town have reduced flood risk.
99.5 per cent of construction waste re-used, recycled or recovered.
98 per cent of material from demolition work re-used, recycled or recovered.
Monitoring surveys and results
Catchment and subcatchment
Select a catchment/subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos