A British delegation visited the Athletes' Village in Lima ©Lima 2019

The Organising Committee of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games welcomed the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) as it continues to seek expertise from the organisers of the 2012 Olympics.

The LLDC was created prior to the London 2012 Games "to develop a dynamic new heart for east London, creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK".

It continues to do work as part of the London 2012 legacy programme.

During the visit, LLDC director of strategy, marketing and communications Ben Fletcher presented London's 2012 legacy strategy to the Lima 2019 Organising Committee before touring the VIDENA sports complex and other venues for the 2019 Games. 

This included the Athletes' Village, which will be turned into affordable housing after the Games.

Following his visit to the venues, Fletcher said: "In 2012, London hosted an amazing Games and we are now delivering the best-ever Olympic legacy programme.

"It has been a pleasure to share our experiences with the highly impressive leadership team at Lima 2019.

"It is clear that they are going to deliver a memorable event and are planning a powerful and positive legacy which will benefit all of Peru."

Carlos Neuhas, left, and Ben Fletcher, centre, were given a tour of Lima 2019's VIDENA venue ©Lima 2019
Carlos Neuhas, left, and Ben Fletcher, centre, were given a tour of Lima 2019's VIDENA venue ©Lima 2019

Lima 2019 President Carlos Neuhaus added: "This is the first time Peru has organised a sporting event of this magnitude and we must use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy for Peru.

"That is why we are drawing on world-leading experts like the LLDC so they can share their experiences and help us maximize the Games' positive impacts.

"The Government-to-Government agreement signed between Peru and the United Kingdom has given us a mechanism for bringing in international best practice in all areas, and we are taking full advantage of that."

The LLDC's visit was the final part of a three-day trade mission to Lima organised by the British Government's Department for International Trade.

During the visit, several British companies with expertise in delivering major sporting events travelled to the Peruvian capital to offer guidance.