Eastwick and Sweetwater


London, UK


Balfour Beatty/ Places for people


Mixed Use

Size of Project:

1500 homes


  • Homes & Places
  • Net Zero
  • Strategy Setting

The Project:

Following on from extensive work on the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy transformation of key venues KLH Sustainability has been providing sustainability support for the two new sustainable neighbourhoods on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: East Wick and Sweetwater. Engaged since the bid stage, KLH has worked closely with the design and contractor teams for the now complete Phase 1 and Phases 2-7, providing specialist advice on embodied carbon, material efficiency, climate change adaptation, biodiversity, and water reduction measures. KLH assisted each design team member through specialised workshops, guidance packs, and design reviews in order to influence the design with a view to meeting the project sustainability aspirations, and has developed the associated planning documentation to support the delivery of the Reserved Matters Application.

KLH have been an integral part of the project team and have supported the design team meet our sustainability standards. I have been very impressed by KLH's proactiveness and quality of work

Hanna Osundina - Project Manager, Places for People, 2020

KLH Sustainability has worked closely with both Places for People and Balfour Beatty since 2014 on the prestigious Eastwick and Sweetwater project. The range of workshops, guidance documents and technical assessments they have provided have been invaluable tools for the 6 architects, 2 engineering firms and the construction team in ensuring the LLDC's challenging sustainability requirements are fully integrated into the project. Their ability to interpret complex technical assessments and deliver workshops, guidance documents and sustainability tools has been a vital asset that has aided the team in the success to date.

Sophie Goddard - Balfour Beatty, Eastwick and Sweetwater Sustainability Manager

Balfour Beatty and Places for People have been working with KLH on development sites at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since 2014. The length of our partnership is down to their approachability and passion, which makes for a great collaborative working environment and has helped to place sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s mind. KLH have a incredible breadth of knowledge and experience so they can always pull on the relevant expertise in their team to maximise their offering. They interpret the complex range of sustainability requirements on the project and make it easier for us to deliver, which probably explains why they are now embedded right at the core of the development team!

Kathryn Weatherburn - Balfour Beatty , Environment & Sustainability Specialist, 2020