Planning minister Richard Caborn was due to make the announcement today in the former colliery village near Leeds. The scheme will comprise 23 ha of mixed-use development.
The Miller/Gleeson-led consortium, called Aire Regeneration Partnership, beat a team led by Bellway Urban Renewal in the final round of the competition run by English Partnerships.
A team led by architect Daniel Libeskind was ruled out last month.
The winning consortium also includes architects Doug Cleland and Rod Springett, engineer Buro Happold and environmental consultant Eco Logia.
A winner was expected to have been chosen at the end of March, but the decision was delayed while English Partnerships carried out a detailed evaluation of the two shortlisted schemes. EP appointed a QS last month to report on the consortia’s cost and delivery proposals.
Aire Regeneration Partnership planned to develop 650 units in three phases, and Bellway Urban Renewal proposed less than 600. The judging panel, led by urban taskforce chairman Lord Rogers is understood to have pressed EP to choose a high-density scheme.