The race to win a £1m Olympic Games masterplan is hotting up, with a decision on the successful candidate expected from the London Development Agency today.
Six consortiums were shortlisted from 29 submissions. These are:
  • Arup and Foster and Partners
  • Richard Rogers Partnership and Atkins
  • EDAW and HOK
  • Terry Farrell and Partners
  • MBM Arquitectes
  • Herzog & de Meuron.

The six were due to give presentations yesterday to a committee headed by Barbara Cassani, who is leading London's bid for the Olympics.

The committee includes the London Development Agency and Josep Acebillo, who played a major role in the planning of the 1992 Barcelona games.

The plans will present a strategy to transform a 150 ha site stretching from the Royal Docks by the Thames to the Lea Valley.

The architects have been asked to present a masterplan both for a successful and an unsuccessful bid.

Proposals for a successful bid will include locations for Olympic venues such as the main stadium and the Olympic village.

The LDA has developed a 15-year regeneration programme for the Lea Valley and has emphasised that any Olympic scheme will be co-ordinated with that.

The final masterplan is due by November before London's submission to the International Olympic Committee in January.