What's been achieved

We've created new standards in urban design: inspiring innovation from housing typologies to a submersible pool lift. Developed 85,000 opportunities for disabled people to try sport. Established dedicated employment programmes, a Park Mobility service and a National Paralympic Day (attracting 70,000 people). We're also building Mandeville Place, a public open space and orchard in honour of the Paralympics.

Cultural and Education District

The Cultural and Education District (CED) is a major development programme on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) building a brand new university campus for UCL East and a cultural and education quarter that includes world leading institutions such as the University Arts London (London College of Fashion), Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the V&A and the Smithsonian Museum along with the partners who have already moved in like Loughborough University in London and the tech hub at Here East. 

These significant education and cultural institutions, each with their own world-leading specialisms in disability, has created an opportunity to deliver a lasting legacy from the Paralympic games. Together we can share knowledge and learning across sector, discipline and institution; amplifying the talent of disabled people and working with communities.

The GDI Hub will develop over the next decade to become a leading centre to work, study, practice and learn new ways of thinking about disability.