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LDA announce's Olympic masterplanners

The London Development Agency has announced who will masterplan the Olympic site to ensure the area's legacy.

KCAP Architects & Planners, Allies & Morrison and EDAW will join forces to work together 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 area’s 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.

Manny Lewis, chief executive of the LDA, said: “A once in a lifetime opportunity such as this demands the best people for the job. I am delighted we have managed to secure the talents of three superb companies working together to the benefit of Londoners now and for generations to come.

“This is one the most exciting projects in the world and what is built over the next 25 years will have an enormous effect on London’s future success. No other Olympic Games has begun delivering and planning for legacy this early. We believe it is essential in ensuring a lasting legacy.”

Source: DeHavilland