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EP shortlists three teams for Leeds millennium community

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English Partnerships has confirmed that it has shortlisted a consortium headed by Daniel Libeskind, along with two other teams, to design the Allerton Bywater Millennium Community near Leeds.

As revealed by the aj a fortnight ago, Libeskind is working with Allen Tod on the competition, part of Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's challenge to developers to come up with innovative homebuilding. Other members of the consortium include Crest Homes, Home Housing, Urbed, charitable developer Environmental Trust Associates and economic and community adviser John Shutt.

ep's advisory panel, chaired by Lord Rogers, also shortlisted the Aire Regeneration Partnership, led by Barratt Homes and Miller Homes. Other members include Cleland Associates, Lindhold Springett, Midlands Electricity Board, Buro Happold, Camlin Lonsdale on landscape design/ecology and John Whitelegg on sustainability and transport.

The third shortlisted team is the Bellway Urban Renewal Consortium, made up of the Bellway Group, Ian Derby Partnership, Symonds Group, Yorkshire Water, British Steel, British Telecom, North British Housing Association and others.

Chairman of the advisory panel Lord Rogers said he was 'encouraged by the quality of design, thought and commitment that has gone into the preparation of the submissions from local, national and international architects. The shortlisted proposals are very promising and embrace the principles of design excellence, social well-being and environmental responsibility, which are fundamental to the thinking of English Partnerships and the Urban Task Force.'

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