John Prescott today announced those shortlisted for the final stage of the high-profile 60K 'design for manufacture' housing competition.
The nine consortia include Richard Rogers Partnership (RRP), Sheppard Robson, HTA Architects, Mackellar Architects and PCKO Architects.
The winners will be invited to design and build new homes with a construction cost of about £60,000 on one of 10 public-sector owned sites around the country.
Announcing the nine finalists, Prescott said: 'As well as enabling around 1,000 more families and first-time buyers to have a decent, affordable home of their own, the £60,000 house challenge is raising the bar for the quality of future developments everywhere.'
The final nine consortia include the following:
HTA Architects with Barratt Developments;
RRP with George Wimpey;
Mackellar Architects, Northern Edge, Urban Salon and Gross Max;
Sheppard Robson with Crest Nicholson;
PCKO Architects with Countryside Properties;
Broadway Malyan with Westbury Homes;
William Verry; and
Baily Garner with Geoffrey Osborne.by Rob Sharp