The purpose of this document is to record the current and future proposals for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding areas. The area around the Olympic park has undergone extensive transformation since London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. This period of transformation is set to continue for many years, and the effect on existing and future communities will be enormous. The research will enable the Diocese of London and Chelsmford to understand the communities, the organisations involved, the physical and social assets, and the plans for delivery, in order to guide the decision-making in the Dioceses and parishes to enable them to offer the delivery of needed social and physical infrastructure to ensure the community is provided for during and after this period of change.
The Diocese of London and Chelmseford have taken this opportunity to work collectively to understand the area of change around the Olympic Park, and understand how to provide for this constantly evolving place and its people. There are very few organisations that have the opportunity to look at this area of East London as a whole, understand the implications of change for many different groups of people, and be able to respond to what is needed.
The body of work offers a strategic overview of the current and proposed areas of change, enabling the Dioceses to take a unified view of the area, and directing them towards specific opportunities and challenges. The approach to this research was to treat the area in question holistically. Many sources only cover particular areas and work to boundaries that can sometime limit the sense of overview to the communities surrounding the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP). No one source includes all of the information contained in this document, which was a critical problem for any stakeholder wanting to understand the type of change being delivered and planned in this area.
This sense of boundary-less investigation was a crucial step in observing the areas of change in their entirety. It was also important in identifying the areas of concern, based on the geography of the problem, irrespective of administrative boundaries. Evidence was gathered from multiple sources, through desktop research, interviews with stakeholders and experts and primary evidence gathering. The result is a new unified source of information based on multiple individual sources of social, economic and physical data, alongside newly created knowledge which amounts to a holistic overview of this part of east London.
The client of this research commission is currently using the research to plan how their organisation will respond and deliver social and physical infrastructure, and use the findings to define their best practice and lobby the London Legacy Development Corporation and other local government parties and stakeholders.
News from The Cass
Project Oracle to be launched as a charity at London Met
The organisation’s application to become a charity was approved earlier this year and will be launched as a charity next month.
SICK! Film Festival brings NORMAL back to the big screen
NORMAL, a film directed and produced by London Metropolitan University staff, examines the relationship between migration, sex trafficking and the sex industry.
An evening with MOBO founder Kanya King
Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO Awards visited London Met to speak about her career, and to offer advice to students and alumni.
Reusing rain leads to RSA Award for Christopher
Cass student Christopher Crawford-Kelly wins Royal Society for the Arts Student Design Award for innovative idea to reuse rainwater.
Do children really believe in Santa?
Research led by Chartered Psychologist, Dr Louise Bunce, reveals that belief in Father Christmas is still wide-spread among children.
New student rep elected to Board of Governors
Students at London Metropolitan University have a new representative to the Board of Governors.
Starting salary success for graduates
London Metropolitan University is the number one modern university for graduate starting salaries, according to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013.
New designs for Russian architecture
London Metropolitan University has played a major role in the creation of a new and radical architecture school in Moscow.
London Met students Get Ahead
Students at London Metropolitan University got the chance to boost their employment prospects and study skills at a special event “run by students, for students.”
Ceramist called up for Olympic exhibit
A talented ceramist from London Metropolitan University has been selected as one of just 14 artists to feature in a special exhibition celebrating the Olympics.
Celebrating the role of London Met
This year marks two decades since the 1992 Further and Higher Education Act allowed modern institutions to apply for university status.
Architecture author wins prestigious prize
An academic from The Cass has won a top prize at the Urban Design Awards 2012.