David Cotterrell : The Hackney Flyover

David Cotterrell : The Hackney Flyover

Date: 1st May 2006
Copyright Status: © David Cotterrell

A downloadable pdf version of an ironic proposal for a fictional development.


In 2008 the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) received a long-awaited feasibility study from their cost-consultants, Turner and Townsend Group. While the Olympic site development cost projections were considered within contingency, significant weaknesses were identified in the neighbouring London Boroughs’ complimentary regeneration schemes.

Lower-than-forecast growth, and rapid land-value inflation had resulted in a number of proposed prerequisite, transformational schemes suffering budget-shortfalls and falling irretrievably behind schedule. While every confidence was voiced by Local Councils, the ODPM, GLA, EP and the LDA that Hackney and Tower Hamlets would achieve the desired renewal and investment within the medium term, Turner and Townsend concluded that this was not achievable within the time-scale of the 2012 strategic plan

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