Carey's were the site PC, and worked under CDM, doing all the civil stuff. Landscaping (and PD) was / is Aecom. My remit was (is) to work with both to redesign the park as an 'experiential open space for public use' (notably festivals), increasing dwell time and commercial viability, while others (DRaw Studio, London) did all the 'indoor' stuff, eg a pub, venue and rooftop bar. Basically, I did all the 'pretty' stuff here
, and some other bits Ive yet to get a good photo of!
The park was redesigned (and reopened in a blaze of PR glory) in 2015 by Mr Hemingway (and his team). It went into administration (again) in mid '16, after which I was appointed to 're-imagine a Dreamland story', through creative design and build.
Ive been designing and building event sites for (arguably) my whole 29 year career - but we dont need to work under CDM per se, as we/it was under 500 man days (at least, arguably so, given the way the job got structured - as with most if not all festival builds.) That said, every structure built, foundation poured, wind load assessed, screw screwed and plug plugged has been calculated appropriately and signed off as if CDM had applied so Im covered.
And yes, BW. Caro is a) 'with me' (aka Mrs Devi) b) not good at legalese and c) the creative talent that delivered the new main entrance so richly featured on the HemDes pages.
I like it. What is it?