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Michael Grubb named Olympic Learning Legacy Ambassador

16 Novemeber 2011 10.30 GMT

(UK) - Michael Grubb, a director at lighting design consultancy Sutton Vane Associates, has been asked by the British OIympic Development Authority (ODA) to join their ‘Learning Legacy Ambassadors’ – a team set up to gather and share the lessons from the extensive Olympic construction programme for the 2012 games.

Sutton Vane Associates created the lighting strategy for the park and public realm (PPR) aspects of the Olympics in 2008 as part of the LDA Design.Hargreaves team. Since then it has also worked on a number of PPR-related ‘workstreams’ including the lighting design in the post-Games transformation phase. The practice also designed the seven ‘Memory Masts’ - Halo light columns combined with a wind-turbine head - for the Olympic concourse.

Michael Grubb’s appointment was revealed during a keynote speech at Ecolight, the sustainable lighting conference running in a parallel with the LuxLive exhibition at London’s Earl’s Court.

‘The creation of Legacy Learning Ambassadors shows that the desire to create real benefits that last well beyond next year’s events is sincere and practicable,’ says Grubb. ‘I am honoured to be asked help spread the lessons learnt from such a enormous and complex project to help ensure that others in future are also a success.’

• ODA chairman John Armitt recently launched the London 2012 Learning Legacy website: It contains more than 200 documents representing the first time intellectual capital of this scale has been captured by any Olympic Games or UK construction project, and covers aspects such as promoting biodiversity and restoring the Olympic Park waterways.

Learning Legacy Ambassadors will showcase, within the areas of their expertise, the work of the London 2012 programme, their personal experiences and lessons learned at more than 60 ‘dissemination events’ running from the end of October 2011 and throughout 2012.


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