8th Feb 2021: shortlist revealed for Thamesmead Waterfront masterplan

The shortlist has been revealed for a contest launched last year to find strategic masterplanners for the £8bn Thamesmead Waterfront development in southeast London. They will now enter the final phase of the competition to help shape new neighbourhood covering 100 ha, located within thirty minutes of central London. 

The five shortlisted teams are: 

Allies and Morrison with Jas Bhalla Architects; SLA; Ramboll; Montagu Evans; and Frances Holliss

Prior + Partners (with Arup; West 8; The Place Bureau; Alison Brooks Architects; Turner Works; Marc Koehler Architects; JA Projects; Schulze+Grassov; Soundings; and Sage Culture) 

Studio Egret West & Cobe (with Dark Matter Labs; Studio Weave; Freehaus Design; Yinka Ilori Studio; AKTII; Hilson Moran; and Biomatrix Water)

Urban Orchestra led by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, Mikhail Riches, Haptic and Expedition with Create Culture; Gardiner and Theobald; Gibson Thornley; GS Solutions;  Innovation First; Kjellander Sjöberg; LOLA; Madeleine Kessler Architects;  Mary Duggan Architects; Nick Elias Studio; Nordic – Office of Architecture; William Matthews Architects and ZCD Architects 

White Arkitekter (Publica; Tredje Natur; Central Saint Martins; Public Works; Bohn & Viljoen; Buro Happold; GL Hearn; and Aurora)

The winner will work alongside Peabody and Lendlease, who entered into a Joint Venture to deliver a project that will create a brand new town centre designed to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic world. Bek Seeley, Managing Director of Development for Lendlease in Europe, said: “We’ve been hugely impressed with the quality of the teams that have come forward. There is a superb mix of expertise from both the UK and overseas. And we’ve been particularly impressed with the smaller practices that are playing key roles within the shortlisted teams.” 

This tender was first published by TenderStream on 27.10.2020 and can be viewed in our archive here


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