The London Development Agency (LDA) has begun its search for a multi-disciplinary team to create a masterplan for east London.
The plan will be used after the 2012 Olympic Games to ensure the deprived Lower Lee Valley benefits physically, economically, socially and environmentally, from the Olympic legacy.
It will also form the basis of an outline planning application in 2009 that will be the backbone for future Olympic Park planning applications “post 2012”.
Teams of landscape architects, urban designers, town planners, architects and masterplanners are invited to tender for the contract.
Chief executive of the LDA, which will manage the Olympic park when the games are over, Manny Lewis said: "The 2012 Games are a unique opportunity to regenerate one of London's most deprived areas.
“We are committed to building sustainable communities where people can work, live and prosper. We have already reached a major milestone by taking possession of the Olympic Park site and after the Games we will create a thriving urban area on it.”
Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority David Higgins added: "In legacy we aim to leave a brand new urban park, complete with world class elite and community sporting venues and land fit for the development of new homes and neighbourhoods. Together with the LDA we will be working in close partnership with the local boroughs to ensure local people continue to have their say. This is an opportunity to work with the LDA and local people and help drive the regeneration of this part of east London."
Interested applicants should complete a prequalification questionnaire (PQQ) before 2pm on 17 September which can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org