Down to wire in Wyre
Two practices have been shortlisted in a competition to transform Wyre’s Waterfront
LDA Design and BCA Landscape were chosen from a shortlist of five after Wyre Borough Council was unable to choose a winner.
Garry Payne, director of planning and regeneration for Wyre Borough Council, said: “Both teams were very different in their approaches, but having come out with equal scores we just couldn’t decide between them.
“This time we will be probing a little deeper into their visions for the waterfront. In particular we want to know how they will deal with the different environments along our coastline.”
The finalists will now make a more detailed presentation next Thursday (13 May) and take part in a question and answer session in front of community groups.
The five shortlisted teams were: Sweden’s White with Berlin-based artist Jeppe Hein; BCA Landscape with up-and-coming Liverpool practice Studio Three Architects; Levitate Architecture with art consultants Grit and Pearl; Ian McChesney Architects with Untitled Practice and Peter Kirby; and LDA with Softroom Architecture.
A public consultation will then be carried out before construction on the £1.7m project begins in autumn.