UK-based practice 5th Studio has received the green light for a proposed £15m ($22m) Olympic Park “Fatwalk” project to link parts of London with the site.
The first phase of the proposal, which will involve a direct link to connect the 61ha Olympic Park and the River Thames, has been approved by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.
The project includes creating a connection at Bow Locks, a new bridge over the River Lea and the construction of a series of walkways in Canning Town.
The next phase of the project will involve building a central concourse at the Olympic Park and opening a 26-mile pathway.
The Fatwalk project is part of the London Mayor Boris Johnson’s great spaces project. It is scheduled for completion by May 2012.
The project has been developed with the London Development Agency, the local boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets, British Waterways and Transport for London.