Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Principle Landscape Advisor for design, buildability and cost planning

Stuart was seconded to the ODA as a CABE Space Enabler to review risks to the successful procurement and installation of the Olympic Park landscape works.

Initially this concentrated on assessing semi mature tree availability but the role expanded with

Stuart working closely with EDAW and subsequently with LDA Hargreaves, ARUP and Atkins on design development.

Stuart worked closely with the CLM cost planning team, providing direct input into the various cost plans for the developing landscape designs across the Park. This ensured that the design was developed in tandem with an accurate cost plan

Once the design was completed, Stuart was heavily involved in the procurement of the contractors and was part of the technical advisory panel assembled to review pre-qualification and tendering submissions for the North and South Park main contracts.

Stuart was instrumental in the selection of suppliers and the award of contracts for the procurement of more than 2000 semi mature trees, 300,000 wetland plants and 65,000 herbaceous plants.

“This is a place designed for an open, clean healthy environment, a place where you can take a pleasant walk as well as finish a marathon.”

Simon Barnes
in The Times