Masterplanning and Townplanning Micro reports

  • The town planning client role
    Over 1,200 planning submissions, relating to over 40 different venue and infrastructure projects, were required to enable the construction of the Olympic Park. A coordinated approach was essential to ensure that the applications were submitted and approved within challenging timescales....
  • Effective delivery of transport mitigation measures: the Olympic Park Transport and Environmental Management Scheme
    Establishing the Olympic Park Transport and Environmental Management Scheme (OPTEMS) was an obligation in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games planning permissions. It required the monitoring of the transport impacts associated with the construction, Games and post-Games phases and...
  • Developing wider community engagement for arts projects by working with a series of partners
    The Floating Cinema was developed by UP Projects as part of their Portavilion project. It was appointed by the Arts and Culture team at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to complement the permanent commission, embedded in the Olympic Park, with...
  • Design solution for enhancing a functional security fence
    To soften the impact of a five-metre concrete retaining wall and the 2.5m security fence that sat atop the wall parapet, the project’s architects developed a strategy to include a sedum wall and an art panel sitting behind the security...
  • Artistic development and exploration
    Neville Gabie, together with local curator Sam Wilkinson, was appointed to be ‘artist in residence’ on the Olympic Park. They were given access to the ODA's construction crew and staff for 16 months to explore and uncover the hidden stories...
  • Priority themes captured in planning conditions and obligations
    As part of London’s bid to be the most sustainable games, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) committed to a series of priority theme targets. The planning process was used effectively to drive these commitments into the supply chain through planning...
  • Integrating art into the Olympic Park
    The Arts and Culture Strategy team was set up in February 2008 to identify opportunities for integrating arts and culture into the Olympic Park for the benefit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
  • The View Tube community facility
    As part of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) objective to engage with thecommunity, the ODA teamed up with London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and Thames Water to develop a social enterprise and community venue on the Greenway, adjacent to the...
  • Using art to tell the story of the Olympic Park
    With the aim of providing a collection of landscape interventions and community engagement events in the Olympic Park, a group of local and young artists worked with the Park landscape designers and other stakeholders, to find opportunities where art projects...
  • Effective management of masterplan changes
    A ‘slot-in/slot-out’ change programme was established between the Local Planning Authority (LPA) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) so that elements of the masterplan could be added and removed without the need for a completely new masterplan application. This process...
  • Managing remediation planning conditions
    To ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the complex task of site remediation, a robust procedure for the submission of remediation documents for town planning approval was required. The Remediation Protocol developed for the Olympic Park was an innovative...