Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
DescriptionDelivering high quality public realm projects is at the heart of our philosophy here at GreenBlue Urban, as it enriches the external open places in our towns and cities that are accessible to all.
Our passion is to work closely alongside Landscape Architects and planners to design and implement regeneration schemes and improvements to the public realm. This may involve greening existing grey infrastructure such as highways or delivering tree planting projects in commercial and residential developments.)
Integrating green and blue infrastructure into the everyday spaces we encounter not only improves the aesthetic quality of places but delivers healthier and safer communities. If we can merge these agendas with those more focused on economic regeneration, we have a winning formula. Fortunately, there is evidence to suggest this is absolutely possible. Greener spaces are more investable places for businesses of a variety of scales and enhances the working lives of all those citizens who operate within them.
High quality public realm projects we have been involved with include the vast regeneration scheme for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Olympic park covers 560 acres, 6.5km of waterways and 15 acres of woodland and hedgerow habitat with more than 6,000 new trees. Ten years and £12bn in the making the Olympic Park is the biggest new park in Europe for 150 years. GreenBlue Urban are proud to have assisted with tree planting for such an iconic venue, in particular over 10 thousand irrigation/aeration and guying products were chosen via Frosts Landscapes in order to maintain the longevity and stability of the carefully chosen trees. Many of which were grown at the renowned Hillers Nursery and included London Plane, Oak and Tulip trees along pathways, small leaved lime and wild cherry and white willow and alder along the rivers to name a few, all carefully chosen to provide structure, shade and seasonal colour.
To discover more on the Olympic Park Green Infrastructure - read here.