London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens to the public

The south area of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened to the public for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Saturday 5 April 2014. Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, is the landscape architect responsible for developing the technical landscape design for James Corner Field Operations’ (JCFO) competition winning concept.


iCity to become ‘Here East’ as final plans approved

iCity’s plans for a technology hub at the former broadcast and press centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), with the new development set to be known as ‘Here East’.

The architectural designs have been developed by Hawkins/Brown, with LDA Design undertaking the landscape architecture for the project. The scheme will provide a new home with state-of-the-art infrastructure for the creative and digital industries.


Scottish Government consents Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL), a joint venture partnership formed between SSE Renewables and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK, has been granted consent by Marine Scotland for the £3 billion Beatrice offshore wind farm, situated in the Outer Moray Firth.


LDA Design announced as Landscape Architect on Iconic Battersea Power Station Development

Battersea Power Station Development Company (“BPSDC”), on behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, has announced that London 2012 Olympic Park designer LDA Design has been appointed to develop the landscape design proposals for the second phase of the 39-acre development. Working as a sub-consultant to LDA Design, Andy Sturgeon Landscape and Garden Design will create three unique roof gardens on top of the iconic Power Station.


Planning Inspectorate accepts application for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

The Development Consent Order application for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has today been accepted for consideration by the Planning Inspectorate.

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will create a new waterfront for Swansea, a focus for water-based activities and a visitor destination in its own right. The masterplan and landscape design for the site, by London 2012 Olympic Park designer LDA Design, creates a ‘Maritime Park’ between Swansea Bay’s beach to the west and Crymlyn Burrows to the east.