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AJ exclusive: Clay country eco-town contest winners

[FIRST LOOK] The AJ can reveal the six winners in the competition to design the first wave of housing for the Mid-Cornwall Clay Country eco-town

Project promoters Eco-Bos - together with the Eden Project - launched the high-profile contest back in January for 50 new homes in the former clay mines as part of the scheme’s pilot phase at Baal & West Carclaze, near St Austell.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Panter Hudspith and Richards Partington Architects are among the six victorious practices chosen from 58 entries by a panel including Eco-Bos, Cornwall Council, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and RIBA.

The six winners:

  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
  • Jerry Tate Architects
  • Panter Hudspith Architects
  • Poynton Bradbury Winter Coles Architects
  • Richards Partington Architects
  • Trewin Design Partnership

Eco-Bos also announced it had created an additional pool of more than 20 talented architectural practices to bring ‘as much diversity and experience to the design process as possible’ as further phases on the eco-town - one of just four approved by the government - progresses.

John Hodkin, Eco-Bos project director, said: ‘The results of the design competition are an important part of ensuring that we deliver the best possible outcome for the Eco-Bos project in Mid Cornwall.

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