Feb 02, 2021

Thamesmead Waterfront shortlist revealed

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Studio Egret West X Cobe are one of five teams shortlisted for the final stage of the masterplanning competition.

From Colander Associates, the competition organisers:

''A diverse and innovative group of architects and designers, with UK and international expertise, have made the shortlist to potentially become strategic masterplanners for the £8bn Thamesmead Waterfront development in southeast London.

They will now enter the final phase of a competition designed to appoint strategic masterplanners with the visionary and strategic ability to help shape an enormous new neighbourhood, which covers 100 hectares and is within thirty minutes of central London. If selected they will work alongside Peabody and Lendlease who have entered into a Joint Venture to plan and deliver a project that will create the brand new town centre, which will be designed to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic world.''

Our team, pictured below, sees Studio Egret West working 50/50 with fellow urban designers, architects and landscape architects COBE, a Danish practice very much at the forefront of Copenhagen’s evolution as one of the most sustainable cities in the world. We are also joined by the AJ 40 under 40 winners Je Ahn's Studio Weave and Jonathan Hagos’ Freehaus Design, with Dulwich Pavilion-designer Yinka Ilori Studio.

Our team will also benefit from the knowledge of Dark Matter Labs, AKTII, HIlson Moran and Biomatrix Water.

Thames team

“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.””
Bek Seeley Managing Director of Development for Lendlease in Europe

All of the shortlisted teams will now be interviewed by a panel of external partners, curated by the Joint Venture partnership. Further details of the membership of the panel will be released in due course and a winner of the competition is expected to be announced in April.

Thamesmead is a remarkable place and the project we are working on will require a remarkable team of masterplanners. Their task will be to help us deliver a scheme that will make a real difference to people’s lives. We’ve been very encouraged by the work we’ve seen so far and look forward to announcing a winning team later this year.”
John Lewis Peabody Executive Director Thamesmead


Thamesmead Waterfront shortlist revealed