The power of collaboration: inclusive design of the East Bank
Date & Time

16 June 2021
17:00 - 18:00 BST

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The power of collaboration: inclusive design of the East Bank

Date & Time

16 June 2021
17:00 - 18:00 BST

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Overcoming challenges to ensure the East Bank Queen Elizabeth Park was inclusive throughout.

The East Bank Queen Elizabeth Park in London is one of the world’s largest and most ambitious cultural and education districts. Its long-term success will be measured by the impact it has on the wider regeneration of the area and the creation of new opportunities for Londoners for decades to come.
Strong collaboration between engineers, architects and access consultants was essential to ensuring the East Bank was inclusive throughout.

Register to hear our expert speakers discuss: 

  • the early strategic decisions taken to ensure site challenges weren’t insurmountable
  • how they worked collaboratively to ensure the client’s mandate that no mechanical interventions be used to move between levels
  • how they satisfied the diverse requirements of many stakeholders including the BBC, Sadler Wells, the V&A and University College London

This interactive webinar is part of the London Festival of Architecture. The theme for the 2021 festival is ‘care’ exploring how we can better care for ourselves, each other, our cities and the environment.



Peter Maxwell

Peter is the Director of Design for the London Legacy Development Corporation, leading the architecture, master planning and public realm for the redevelopment of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. He has been involved in development of the project since 2015 and it is currently under construction.

Emily McDonald

Emily is a Partner with over 20 years’ experience on a wide range of multi-disciplinary projects, including innovative new build, refurbishment schemes and masterplans. In recent years Emily has carried out the role of Project Director and latterly Project Principal for a number of significant and diverse schemes across a variety of sectors.

Neil Smith

Neil is the Inclusive Design Lead for HS2 Ltd. He is one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates and is Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation’s Built Environment Access Panel.

Alex Wraight

Alex Wraight joined Allies and Morrison in 2000, having worked in Dublin and Malaysia. He trained at the University of Nottingham where his work was twice exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He became a Director of Allies and Morrison in 2010 and a Partner in 2015.

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