The team will be supported by a wider team of specialists dealing with areas such as transport infrastructure, town planning, landscaping and ecology.

The development of the 970ha site will form part of the government's East of England Plan, which proposes creating 10,000 new homes in the area around Harlow. The Joint Venture is now engaging with local residents and community groups to inform the design process.

Emma Cariaga from the North Harlow Joint Venture, said "This is a strong team that has the skills and expertise to deliver complex large projects. The vast project team benefits from a wealth of experience and an unparalleled portfolio of work."