Team jointly led by EDAW and Mott MacDonald has won a competition to masterplan a £150m redevelopment in south Greenwich.
The two were separately shortlisted for the project, known as the Kidbrooke Vision, but teamed up at the last minute.

Project manager Liam McGowan said the decision was made once the firms were in a two-horse race.

He said: "It was felt that you could leave the weaknesses of both teams and keep the strengths. We are delighted with the result." Others originally vying for the scheme included Alsop Architects/WS Atkins, Swanke Hayden Connell, Arup, Parkman/Andrew Martin Associates and Llewelyn-Davies.

The site, on 288 acres, includes the massive Ferrier housing estate, with about 2000 houses, the Kidbrooke school, sports centres, a shopping centre and a train station.

McGowan said: "We want to ensure that we articulate all the objectives of the stakeholders in the project into something that resembles a masterplan. It's quite a huge project." The site has been identified as a key area along the Thames Gateway. The brief for the area is to introduce higher density housing and a coherent transport interchange.

Mott MacDonald will handle the project management and engineering and EDAW will draw up the masterplan. Others in the team include Bovis Lend Lease, Gardiner & Theobald, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, HTA Architects and Dutch designer EEA Architects.