Consultation on how the future of Romford will look over the next few decades got under way in January.
The council-appointed firms of GVA (now part of Avison Young), Maccreanor Lavington Architects along with architect and design company make:good will seek the opinions to help shape the Romford masterplan.
Set to be completed by December, the masterplan will set out how the regeneration of the town will take place.
This will include designs on public realm, new homes, offices, retail, leisure, schools and community facilities. A key feature will be bringing the River Rom back into prominence.
Stars of the 2019 ITV show Dancing On Ice have been using Romford's flagship Sapphire Ice and Leisure centre as a practice ice rink.