Lea River Park - a London exemplar for landscape-led development?

Friday 7 April 2017

08:30 - 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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5th Studio © Poplar Reach Bridge

NLA Breakfast Talk investigating the future of landscape-led development in London, exploring the value and benefit of strategic public realm, placemaking and landscape planning in development.

Extending for 3 miles along the banks of the River Lea, stretching from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Thames at Blackwall, The Lea River Park is an established project to create a major new park for London. The Lea River Park will lead the transformation of a former industrial backland into the centreground of one of the largest new growth areas for London, and will address the physical and social fragmentation created by a legacy of infrastructure, political boundaries and topography. 
 
What lessons for wider London can be learnt from the Lea River Park? What are the key drivers for landscape-led development projects across the capital? What are the future opportunities for public and private sector collaboration to deliver good public realm and landscape projects in areas of large scale regeneration?

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Deirdra Armsby, Director of Regeneration and Planning, LB Newham
Paul Brickell, Executive Director, Regeneration and Community Partnerships, LLDC
Dr. Tom Holbrook, Director, 5th Studio
Catherine Staniland, Director, NLA (Chair)

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Lea River Park: a new landscape for London

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The Lea River Park which has been developed by London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets is a major new landscape for London, extending for 3 miles along the banks of the River Lea, from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Thames at Blackwall, and creating links to the Royal Docks and Canary Wharf.

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