Chobham Manor LLP is delivering over 800 new homes at Chobham Manor, a residential development in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London, UK. The mixed-use urban regeneration within the park uses the Lee Valley to draw the rural environment into London and comprises five new neighbourhoods of which Chobham Manor is one.
The Ecology Consultancy, which entered the project for the “large scale permanent” category, has been working hard to ensure that the site goes above and beyond the minimum biodiversity planning requirements. This includes creating substantial areas of new habitat and introducing 11 biodiverse green roofs, including biosolar roofs, a green wall, bird boxes and bug hotels. The full award entry, including further details of the ‘biodiversity boost’, can be found on The Ecology Consultancy’s website.
As environmental manager, RSK’s Clare Taylor has been supporting The Ecology Consultancy, as well as client Chobham Manor LLP and various other subcontractors, in its mission to increase the biodiversity of the project site.
Clare explains RSK’s involvement, “We are supporting Chobham Manor LLP on-site during the construction from an environmental perspective, both from the environmental management side and through site investigation, considering the remediation method statement and managing site materials. My role involves working closely with The Ecology Consultancy on reporting to the London Legacy Development Corporation on a monthly basis about how we are delivering our contribution to the biodiversity action plan.
“RSK began work on this project in 2013 and I spend one day a week on-site and dedicate a second day a week to working remotely on the project. The Ecology Consultancy has been instrumental in supporting the design team in ensuring that the biodiversity aspect of the project is to the highest standard. We hope to develop this successful working relationship with Chobham Manor LLP and the other consultants, including The Ecology Consultancy, until and beyond project completion in 2019.”
For more information, please contact Clare Taylor.