A trio of cutting-edge architects has been appointed to help masterplan the legacy of the £350m 2012 Olympics media centre.

It is understood that Alison Brooks Architects, Fat and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects have been appointed to assist Allies and Morrison on its designs for the media centre after the London Games finish.

The three architects’ experience designing residential projects, such as Brooks’ Stirling prize-nominated Accordia scheme, could mean a residential element will be added to the centre after the Games are over.

The media centre will be a base for 20,000 journalists during the Olympics. The intention is for it to become a professional media hub with high-quality office space after the Games.   

It emerged last month that preliminary designs for the centre, which will be developed by Igloo and Carillion, were as much as £90m over budget, and that intensive value-engineering was being carried out to reduce costs.