London 2012: Olympics and Paralympics

The Future of Infrastructure

Originally developed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is at the heart of the transformation of east London.Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park As one of the UK’s largest and most significant urban regeneration projects, by 2030, the new communities of over 10,000 homes will have some of the best transport links in the city and a 560-acre (227-hectare) urban park.Queen Elizabeth Park facts and figures

This ambition, and its recognition of infrastructure’s ability to drive growth, was an essential part of the 2003 masterplan that helped London secure the games. A future-looking framework, it integrated social, environmental, transport, planning and design to realise one simple, but powerful idea: building for future success as well as the 2012 event.

Transforming the near-derelict post-industrial site, AECOM led a multidisciplinary team creating the vision and strategy for the Olympic Park and delivering the 2012 Games and Legacy masterplans. Our extensive role included town planning, urban design, landscape design, sports and venue design, project and cost management, transportation and planning, civil engineering, sustainability and climate resilience, sporting event security, crowd modelling, market analysis, feasibility and project positioning. Our teams also provided transport management advice during the Games.

Addressing the wider area regeneration, AECOM also prepared the Lower Lea Valley Regeneration Strategy and assisted in the design of the Legacy Communities Scheme as well as shaping the Hackney Wick, Fish Island and Stratford High Street regeneration plans. As part of an ongoing role we remain strategic planning advisor to the London Legacy Development Corporation.