Peabody, is the organisation driving the regeneration of London’s new town, Thamesmead. It has appointed soil and landscape consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates (TOHA) to its Thamesmead Framework to provide Soil Science Services. Thamesmead is one of the biggest regeneration projects in London and in the UK.
Thamesmead has unrivalled space and scale. It has the same footprint as central London and is the same size as the City of Winchester.
Director of landscape & placemaking at Peabody, Phil Askew, has set out an ambitious process to deliver a landscape-led vision for Thamesmead’s regeneration. He says soil science will play a key role in making the vision a reality.
Principal consultant at TOHA, Tim O’Hare, worked on the soils strategy for the delivery of the Olympic Park. He also worked on its transformation into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park post the 2012 London Olympics. The Thamesmead project will see him working with Phil Askew, who was project sponsor at the Olympic Delivery Authority for the 2012 Olympic Park. Askew also worked on its move into legacy during his time with the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Commenting on TOHA’s Thamesmead Framework appointment, Tim said:
“We are extatic to receive the appointment to provide Soil Science Services on this ambitious project. Having worked with Phil and witnessed his passion and determination to get things absolutely right, we are genuinely excited for our involvement.
This is an incredible regeneration at an early stage, and its great that we can make a big impact. Thamesmead’s potential is enormous and we are looking forward to beginning our work on site. We can’t wait to ensure the green and blue landscape delivers for generations of its residents and the businesses that will want to come to this exciting part of London.”