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Olympic legacy masterplanner sought for east London

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The London Development Agency (LDA) is seeking a masterplanner to transform east London following the 2012 Olympic Games.

The winning tender will create 'the physical framework for new homes, parkland, schools, health facilities, infrastructure and work space in the Lower Lea Valley' when the Games move into legacy mode shortly after the Paralympics comes to an end.

The LDA, which described the contract as the 'largest regeneration opportunity in inner London', explained that the masterplan would form the 'basis of an outline planning application in 2009 which will provide the context for future Olympic Park planning applications post 2012.'

Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive David Higgins said: 'In legacy we aim to leave a brand new urban park, complete with world-class elite and community sporting venues and land fit for the development of new homes and neighbourhoods.

'Together with the LDA we will be working in close partnership with the local boroughs to ensure local people continue to have their say. This is an opportunity to work with the LDA and local people and help drive the regeneration of this part of east London.'

In the OJEU notice released today (10 August) the LDA said it was 'seeking a multi-disciplinary team that includes a wide range of expertise including urban design, town planning, architects and masterplanners, with a strong track record of delivering high-quality development projects within complex urban environments.'

For more information visit ted.europa.eu (2007/S 153-190866).

by Max Thompson

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