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Six practices fight it out in Castleford regeneration competition

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Six British architects have been shortlisted to design a new museum and library building in Castleford, West Yorkshire.

Bauman Lyons Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Niall McLaughlin Architects, OMI Architects, Richard Murphy Architects and Terry Pawson Architects will battle it out in the competition to design the Castleford Forum.

The scheme forms one of the pivotal projects in the £50 million regeneration of the town, which will be televised this year.

The winning design will include the development of a new library, museum and gallery for the town.

Peter Box, leader of Wakefield council, said the shortlist was an exciting development.

'The shortlist to design this building combines the very best of experienced and up-andcoming architects in the country, who have all developed innovative and inspirational designs, ' he said.

'This is a very exciting time for Castleford - a town centre where major regeneration is already happening, with more on the horizon, ' Box added.

Concept designs are expected to be made available for public comment this month, and the jury panel will select a winning designer in July.

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