21 Nov Ecology of the Olympic park – An Interview with Dr Peter Shepherd
Between 2008 and 2012 BSG Ecology was retained as the ecological advisor to the design team of LDA Design-Hargreaves who prepared the designs for the Parkland and Public Realm areas of the Olympic Park in East London. In this interview , which is one of a series of 10 interviews, Peter describes the role BSG Ecology had in the development of the Park designs and the integration of the Olympic Park Biodiversity Action Plan objectives.
He also talks about how he worked with the landscape architects and engineers and expresses his hopes for the park in the future. The interviews are part of a range of work undertaken by the Landscape Institutes Learning Legacy Working Group, which aims to share the lessons learnt by the practitioners responsible for the delivery of the Olympic Park. Peter has previously given lectures to sections of the Landscape Institute in Birmingham and Manchester.