Wimbledon Football Club's 28,000-seat stadium in Milton Keynes will be designed by HOK Sport.
A consortium, led by club chairman Charles Koppel and pop mogul Pete Winkleman, initially hired Surrey-based architect MHB Design to work up proposals for the ground.

One of the MHB's partners, John Barrow, moved to HOK Sport at the end of 2000 and continued working on the scheme designs there. Other members of the project team include QS Davis Langdon & Everest and structural engineer Sinclair Knight Merz.

The architect was named this week after an independent commission set up by the Football Association gave Wimbledon permission to move its ground 70 miles from south-west London to Denbigh North in Milton Keynes.

Wimbledon's traditional home is Plough Lane in the south-west London borough of Merton, not far from Wimbledon itself.

Wimbledon chairman Charles Koppel said: "Numerous sites in and around Merton were considered in detail but only the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium and the site of the club's former ground at Plough Lane offered any potential for accommodating a stadium suitable for the club. However, independent professional advice the club received said that a stadium on either site was neither realistic nor deliverable."