Supermarket giant Tesco is hoping to announce a winning contractor this month for a £95 million regeneration scheme in east London.
French contractor Vinci is understood to be in the running for the Love Lane scheme in Woolwich, which will include a 7,400 sq m Tesco store and 289 apartments directly above it.
Willmott Dixon is thought to be competing for the job, which will include an additional 7,400 sq m of retail space.
Bam Construct is also understood to have picked up tender forms for the project, which is set to start on site in March.
London Borough of Greenwich will build a replacement for their civic offices on the site, which will be further developed in the future. Sheppard Robson is the architect behind the ambitious town centre scheme.
Tesco made a profit of £261m trading its property portfolio in the 26-week period that ended 28 August 2010. It said in September 2010 that it expected to investabout £1.6 billion of capital in property over the coming year.