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Three bidders shortlisted to build 1,500 homes around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Three bidders have been shortlisted to build up to 1,500 homes around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The shortlisted bidders are: Grainger; Mace, Argent and Peabody; and Places for People and Balfour Beatty.

Under the plans, the new neighbourhoods of East Wick and Sweetwater will comprise mixed housing, including private rented sector and affordable homes.

The London Legacy Development Corporation selected the bidders from six who were long-listed in March this year.

Developers that failed to make the shortlist included: Carillion-igloo and Genesis Housing Association; Lend Lease; and London & Quadrant.

The three final bidders will submit formal proposals in September this year, with an announcement on the preferred bidder expected later in the autumn.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the London Legacy Development Corporation announced plans in July 2013 to accelerate the development with a view to completing in 2023, six years ahead of the original masterplan.

London Legacy Development Corporation executive director of development Rosanna Lawes said: “We are entering the most exciting stage in the transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

“This opportunity is the next phase of the Legacy Communities Scheme which, as a whole, will create up to 6,800 homes across five new neighbourhoods and create 4,000 jobs.”

East Wick

  • Up to 870 new homes
  • Located in the north-west of the Park next to Hackney Wick and Here East
  • Townhouses, mews, studios and flats
  • New primary school and two new nurseries

Floor space will consist of up to:

  • 91,000 sq m residential
  • 9,000 sq m employment space
  • 5,600 sq m community
  • 4,700 sq m retail and leisure


Sweetwater

  • Up to 650 new homes
  • Located in the south-west of the Park near Old Ford and the Copper Box Arena
  • Studios, flats and family homes with private gardens
  • New primary school and two new nurseries and a health centre

Floor space will consist of up to:

  • 67,700 sq m residential
  • 1,000 sq m employment
  • 8,400 sq m community
  • 2,500 sq m retail

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