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London 2012 Athlete’s Village: Waterglades

The Waterglades comprises a series of semi-natural wetland habitats including a variety of waterbodies; all species are native of long-established archaeophytes and help to create a biodiverse habitat.

This wetland mosaic has multiple functions including: treatment of runoff from the whole of Stratford’s East Village Zones 3-6 north of the High Meads Loop Enclosure; storage of water for non-potable re-use; as habitat for a diversity of valued flora and fauna and visual and quiet recreational amenity.

ALD oversaw the entire pre-games construction of the Waterglades and supported the ODA, Lend Lease and the contractors at all levels and stages of the build, including; materials approvals, off-site procurement of hard and softscape materials, management of trees in Holland, set out approval, design revisions, final snagging. ALD provided the Clerk of Works support for the post-games transformation of the Waterglades as well as overseeing the maintenance of the area during the defects period.




Stratford, East London

Lend Lease / ODA

Pre-games March 2012


Landscape Clerk of Works, Maintenance / Management Role



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