The shortlisted bidders will now draw up detailed proposals for a mixed-use development, including 3000 new homes, live–work units, shops, offices, leisure facilities and a visitor attraction.
London Development Agency and Newham council, joint sponsors of the project, will choose a winner by September.
The Bellway/Barratt team includes a joint venture between developer John Hitchcox and designer Philippe Starck, masterplanner Nick Kuhn and London architect Robert Macdonald Associates.
The team led by Taylor Woodrow includes architect Lifschutz Davidson. St George has teamed up with architects Broadway Malyan and Patel Taylor.
The Wimpey/Countryside team includes Wilkinson Eyre Architects and East Thames Housing Association. London and Southern is working with architect Terry Farrell and Partners, KUD International LLC and CGNU (Igloo Fund), and masterplanner Urban Strategies.