David Adjaye, Bennetts Associates and David Morley among those to vie to design Eton Manor sporting hub

David Adjaye, Bennetts Associates and David Morley are among the architects shortlisted to design the Eton Manor sporting hub for the 2012 Olympics.

The Eton Manor site will see several buildings and venues constructed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including temporary facilities for Gymnastic and Aquatic training, the Paralympic Archery field of play and nine competition wheelchair tennis courts.

After the Games, the tennis facilities will be adapted for community use, and other buildings will be converted into a hockey centre.

David Higgins, chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, said: “Design excellence will play a key role in the regeneration of Eton Manor so the announcement of such a high quality shortlist of design teams is an important step forwards.”

The shortlisted practices are:

  • Adjaye Associates
  • Bennetts Associates
  • David Morley Architects
  • Opus International Consultants
  • S&P
  • Sports Concepts
  • Stanton Williams

This is Adjaye’s first appearance on an Olympics shortlist, though he is on the Culture and Creativity Advisory Forum for the Cultural Olympiad.

Bennetts Associates director Rab Bennetts is also on the Strategic Forum Olympic Task Group chaired by Peter Rogers.

David Morley came down to the last eight in the competition for the Velodrome and is bidding for the Handball venue. Also shortlisted is Sports Concepts, which is currently bidding to design the Handball Arena and the temporary Fencing and Basketball venues.