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Developers shortlisted for 1,500-home Olympic Park plans

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development

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Six developers have been shortlisted to deliver a massive new housing project at the Olympic Park in east London.

The six will go on to the next bidding stage for the 1,500-home plans in the new areas of Sweetwater and East Wick.

The London Legacy Development Corporation will scrutinize the bidders over the next few months before drawing up a final three, with a final decision due in the autumn.

Up to 6,800 are ultimately planned over five new neighbourhoods around the Olympic Park.

London Legacy chief executive Dennis Hone said: “We want the new neighbourhoods at East Wick and Sweetwater to exemplify the best of London’s residential architecture with a range of family homes and apartments and we hope it can provide a model for speeding up delivery across London.

“We are entering the most exciting stage in the transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

“The south of the Park opens to the public on 5 April, work will start on the first new neighbourhood, Chobham Manor, in the summer, and our plans for a new educational and cultural quarter with the V&A and UCL are taking shape.

“We are creating a new part of the city and these neighbourhoods will be at its heart.”

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