London 2012: Builders shortlisted for Olympic Park homes

CGI image of the Olympic Park
Image caption Chobham Manor is the first of five neighbourhoods that will be developed on the Olympic Park site

Three companies have been shortlisted to build 800 homes in the first neighbourhood to be developed at the Olympic Park site in east London.

East Thames and Countryside Properties, Barratt Homes and LeFrak Organisation plus Taylor Wimpey and London & Quadrant have been selected.

Chobham Manor will consist of 800 homes in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) plans to select the winning bidder this summer ready for residents in 2014.

Chobham Manor will be the first of five neighbourhoods to be developed on the site after this summer's Games.

The new neighbourhood will be within walking distance of Stratford International Station and Stratford Regional Station.

It will include a health centre, two nurseries, community space, shops and Chobham Academy school.

The development, including terraced and mews housing, will be between the Athletes' Village and the VeloPark.

OPLC chief executive Andrew Altman said: "The three shortlisted parties are all capable of delivering to the highest standards and creating a thriving family community.

"They reflect the strong market appetite to develop family housing in the area."

Talks with the three bidders will now be held before their final proposals are submitted in June.

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