Tree planted in memory to Olympic architect

Architect John Hopkins died suddenly in January this year, aged 59. Credit: ITN

The man who designed the Olympic Park will have a large oak tree planted in his honour.

Architect John Hopkins was responsible for the London 2012 parklands, transforming an urban corner of east London into an ecological park.

He died suddenly in January this year, aged 59.

Now, one of his most celebrated achievements will be permanently recognised.

The oak tree will be planted in heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in the newly named Hopkins Field.

The nine metre tall, 25-year old oak tree will be planted by Johns children and fiancée, Laura. A public footpath will be built alongside it.