Competitions: Editor's Pick, 31.01.13
A 12,000 seat arena in Bristol, a £6 million housing development in Ayrshire and a county council architects framework. The Editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions.
Former RIBA president and Bristol mayor George Ferguson has announced a design contest for a 12,000-spectator arena in the city. To be built close to Bristol Temple Meads station (pictured), it aims to be ‘the most environmentally friendly building of its kind ever built’ and is planned to open in four years.
South Ayrshire Council is seeking an architect-led design team of quantity surveyors, project managers, landscape architects and engineers for a £6 million housing development. Six teams will be shortlisted [Request to participate to be received by 25 February]
Northamptonshire County Council wants architects for a three-year framework agreement. Launched in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, the framework covers projects ranging from £250,000 to £1 million. Featuring refurbishment, extensions and new builds, works are expected to focus on education and social-care facilities and ‘public infrastructure’ including community centres, libraries and offices [Expressions of interest due by 18 February]