Architect PRP has been appointed consultant on the redevelopment of the £300m Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets, east London.
PRP beat off competition from Shepheard Epstein Hunter and John Thompson & Partners for the scheme, which is part of the government-backed New Deal for Communities programme.

The estate consists of a mix of pre-war and post-war housing. The realisation of the masterplan, drawn up by architect HTA, will mean demolishing 750 of the most rundown properties and building 1200 homes.

PRP Project Services will be project manager, and PRP's architects will update the masterplan. Other consultants on the project include Arup, Frost Associates and specialist architects Eco-logic and Rees Bolter. Sanctuary Housing Association has been named as the registered social landlord, and will help finance the scheme.

PRP has also been asked to work on four other redevelopment projects in Tower Hamlets, including the Crossways Estate in Bow and the refurbishment of the grade II-listed Balfron Tower on the Brownfield Estate.