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LDA Design has been selected to masterplan a university campus at London’s Olympic Park, featuring a museum, collections libraries and performance spaces. A team led by the prac-

tice, which also includes Nicholas Hare Architects, will develop the 125,000sq m cam- pus for University College London (UCL),


UCL East. It will be located south of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the Zaha Hadid- designed London Aquatics Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – home of the 2012 Olympic Games. The UCL campus is part of the wider

Te UCL campus is part of the wider Olympicopolis development

cross-disciplinary expertise, and is scheduled to be complete by the 2018/19 academic year. It will be a 50,000sq m development fea-

Olympicopolis development, which will also include projects involving the Victoria & Albert Museum, the University of the Arts and Sadler’s Wells. Talks are also ongoing with the Smithsonian about creating a pres- ence at the site. Te first phase of the UCL East project aims to create a collection of inno- vative knowledge centres, bringing together

turing the UCL Museum of the Future, where immersive exhibition galleries will be created. A school of design, a centre for experimental engineering, collections libraries, plus studio and performance spaces will also feature. Boris Johnson said UCL East would be

a “glittering jewel” in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Details:

Farrells masterplans Paramount Resort

Architecture firm Farrells – led by Sir Terry Farrell – are behind the masterplan for the London Paramount Resort, due for completion in 2020. Speaking

to Lesiure

Opportunities, a representative for London Resorts Company Holdings (LRCH), which is behind the £2bn theme park and resort development, con- firmed that Farrells would be masterplanning the entire development. Meanwhile, Ray Hole Architects will act as core facilities architects for the project. With Farrells providing earlier conceptual

A computer graphic of Farrells’ vision for the £2bn development

masterplanning, the firm was also commis- sioned to produce the full masterplan, which was predicated on the need to integrate a lei- sure core offering a range of supporting uses, including the proposed waterpark, events space, hotel and other infrastructure. Te masterplan aims to create a major enter-

tainment resort with the added complexities of integrating a large development into an area of existing communities with their own iden- tities, as well as integration with the planned Ebbsfleet International Station and Ebbsfleet

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Garden City. In the next phase of develop- ment – ahead of planning permission being approved – between Q2 2015 and Q3 2016, LRCH will announce further design and con- tractor appointments in order to be ready for the scheduled groundbreaking in 2017. “Te initial masterplanning team has been

appointed, although this will expand as we move through further concept and design phases,” said the representative speaking to Lesiure Opportunities. “This is all sub- ject to planning permission being granted, with the decision expected in Q3 2015.” Details:

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