The London Development Agency (LDA) today announced that KCAP Architects & Planners, Allies & Morrison and EDAW will join forces as masterplanners for the Olympic site. The trio will be working collaboratively in designing the framework of homes, parkland, schools, health facilities, infrastructure and workspace in the Lower Lea Valley which will be put in place following the 2012 Games.
One of their first responsibilities will be to meet with the areas local communities and three legacy working groups set up by the LDA in October to channel the vision of partners including the five host boroughs, Greater London Authority, and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. Their work will form the basis of an outline planning application in 2009 which will provide the context for what is the largest regeneration opportunity in inner London.
The masterplanners were chosen from a shortlist of six following 34 expressions of interest. Each were asked to set out their overall vision, approach and delivery of the Olympic Park which was judged by a panel of legacy partner organisations.