Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Sergison Bates among big names shortlisted for Newcastle housing expo

  • Comment
Sergison Bates, FAT, dRMM and Niall McLaughlin have been named on an impressive 12-strong shortlist of practices vying to build houses as part of the groundbreaking Scotswood Expo in Newcastle.

Hailed as the country's first Neighbourhood Expo, the scheme will deliver 60 new homes in four terraces around a central park, and will form the first phase of wider £400 million propoasals to build nearly 2,000 homes on the site west of the city centre.

The quartet of practices is joined by fellow finalists Featherstone Associates, Malcolm Fraser Architects, JM Architects, Proctor and Matthews, Space Craft Architects, S333, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, and Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter AB.

More than 140 practices submitted entries to the contest, which is run by the RIBA's Competitions Office and has the backing of Newcastle City Council, Bridging NewcastleGateshead and English Partnerships.

Speaking about the shortlisted firms, jury panel member Alex Ely said: 'The industry needs to wake up; there are so many talented architects wanting to design mass housing. We were only able to select 12, but there are clearly many more who should also have this opportunity.'

Final judging is in December this year, when six firms will be asked to fully develop their designs.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.