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idverde retains contract with London Legacy Development Corporation

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has renewed idverde’s park management contract at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) for a further 10 years.

The contract, valued at £30 million, has been retained by the landscape and grounds maintenance specialist based on a successful 10-year history which has seen nature restoration, increased biodiversity and wildlife into the park, the development of new planted areas such as the Covid Memorial Blossom Garden, and a succession of apprenticeships and job opportunities.

idverde has a rich history and expertise in managing complex community spaces and says it is looking forward to the next chapter which includes the introduction of cleaner equipment, including robotic mowers, an increase in job opportunities, and a continuation of the rich partnerships which help make the park the success it is.

idverde UK CEO Kristian Lennard said: “QEOP is not like other parks. It fulfils a range of needs from a place of sanctuary for visitors, to high-profile events. It is home to residents and an increasing number of animal, bird and plant life. We are delighted LLDC has recognised the passion and opportunity we want to continue to bring to this important area of London. Breathing life into our cities and suburbs, creating places where people and nature can thrive together, is key to our ambition. QEOP is a wonderful demonstration of that ambition.”

The achievements delivered so far, which have directly contributed to the renewal of the contract, have been part of a team effort. idverde’s Organic Development Director Saul Huxley said: “The strong support from over 300 volunteers at the Park, together with our partnership with RSPB, has been invaluable to the successful development of many areas of the 560 acres of land which make up QEOP. We are delighted that in awarding this contract, LLDC has also recognised the importance of this teamwork which brings ideas and passion to the project, as well as practical delivery.”

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