Barratt Developments has pipped Countryside Properties in the race for an 800 home regeneration project on the edge of the Olympic Park.

Barratt, working with the Circle Anglia Housing Group, has been selected by the London Development Agency (LDA) to revamp the derelict St Andrew’s Hospital.

This occupies a 3ha site next to Bromley-by-Bow station on the Docklands Light Railway in the capital’s East End.

The Halpern Architects-designed scheme will be built to meet the EcoHomes excellent standard. Half of the development will be affordable housing and more than a quarter of the flats will have three or more bedrooms.

The flats will be grouped in a number of blocks, including three towers ranging in height from nine to 27 storeys. The NHS retains a primary care facility on the site, which is due to be largely cleared to make way for Barratt’s scheme.

Countryside was working with Swan Housing Association. Alan Cherry, the company’s chairman, expressed disappointment at not being selected for the project.

A spokesman for the LDA said the decision still had to be ratified by the organisation’s board.