The GLA's current design advisory groups will operate as a single organisation called Design for London.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone has announced plans for an organisation to bring together the design bodies at the Greater London Authority.

As revealed by Building in April, ‘Design for London' will advise on the architectural development of the city in the run up to the games in 2012.

The organisation will include all the current architectural advisory groups in London, including Transport for London's design unit, the London Development Agency's design unit and the GLA's planning capabilities.

As part of the orgaisation, which will have a remit across the city, teams from these groups will also work with Transport for London's Urban Design staff to vet designs for the Olympics.

The mayor also announced a Design for London Advisory Group will be established alongside Design for London. Chaired by Lord Rogers, the group will include architectural and sustainable design experts.

The Mayor said Design for London would focus on achieving high standards to create ‘exciting, sustainable and world-class architecture and design'.