PRACTICES WISE UP IN MORECAMBE
Developer Urban Splash has shortlisted these six schemes in its Morecambe Central Promenade competition. More than 100 practices entered the contest to mastermind the regeneration of a 4.7ha seafront site next to the resort's Grade II*-listed Art Deco Midland Hotel. However, self-proclaimed architectural guru Wayne Hemingway, who paired up with Foreign Office Architects to submit a scheme for his home town, did not make the cut.
Among the architects who will be asked back are five London-based practices, including relative unknowns Rogerson Keusgen King Architects.
The only scheme from outside the capital to make the shortlist was from ADF Architecture & Design's Glasgow office. Chaired by Sarah Wigglesworth, the judges in the RIBA-organised competition expect to select a winner on 9 February.