To celebrate the 50th edition of New London Quarterly, we thought it would be a good idea to ask 50 of built environment’s brightest and best one simple question: ‘What is the best thing about London?’ For the next 50 weeks we will be sharing one response per week, starting with Lucy Carraz, Director - Head of Government Sector, Buildings & Places, EUR - UK & Ireland, AECOM.
There are so many things I love about London it is hard to tie it down to one thing! The development and legacy of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for London 2012 for me is one of London’s greatest achievements this century. I still remember the festive and celebratory spirit of London during the summer of 2012 and I feel very proud to work with colleagues at AECOM who played such a significant role in the planning, design and delivery of the site. Ten years later it’s fantastic to see the positive legacy it has left for local communities as we continue our work on projects such as UCL East, IQL and East Bank. As a Londoner who lives a short Overground or bike ride away, I often visit the park with my young family to watch sporting events and enjoy the diverse space and facilities.