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The London Development Agency has launched a competition to design the Aquatics Centre for the city's 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games bid.The disused site is five minutes from Stratford Station in the Lower Lea Valley, east London. All entries will be judged on whether they are practical to build and whether they can be delivered to budget.The designs will also need to be flexible so that the Centre can accommodate the Olympic Games, future swimming competitions and the needs of local communities.

Site clearance will start this summer.Expressions of interest should be lodged by July 5 to aquatic-prequal@capita. co. uk.

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