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Applicants sought for London mayor’s new architecture panel

Tottenham, north London
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The London mayor and Transport for London (TfL) are recruiting architects for a new £35 million framework covering projects across the capital

Teams chosen for the latest iteration of the mayor’s Architecture Design and Urbanism Panel (ADUP) will have access to a treasure trove of TfL and City Hall commissions over the next four years.

The framework, known as ADUP 2, replaces an earlier panel which is due to expire. It will cover a range of architecture, urban design, public realm, and housing projects on publicly owned land throughout the rapidly growing city. 

Among the selected teams’ greatest rewards will be a chance to bring forward more than 100 residential-led developments planned for TfL’s 2,300ha estate as part of mayor Sadiq Khan’s promise to deliver genuinely affordable homes for the capital.

Deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills Jules Pipe said: ‘This panel has the potential to make a significant positive impact to the future of London’s built environment, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the kind of expertise and experience the members of the new panel will offer.

‘As London grows and develops, the quality of design and development becomes ever more important if we are to meet the needs of our growing population.’

The first ADUP was announced in 2012 to promote ‘quality architecture, public realm, urban regeneration and sustainable development in the capital’ and officially launched two years later. It delivered more than 80 projects worth £22 million in fees during its lifetime.

Among the 60 architects appointed to the inaugural panel were established firms including Studio Egret West and 2013 Stirling Prize-winner Witherford Watson Mann, alongside emerging studios such as Assemble, winner of the 2015 Turner Prize.

Projects procured under the original ADUP included Landolt + Brown’s redevelopment of White Hart Lane overground station (pictured) in Tottenham, north London.

The new panel, which can be used by London boroughs, housing associations, mayoral development corporations and other bodies, will incorporate a greater range of expertise in housing-led development and masterplanning than its predecessor.

Up to 225 teams shortlisted for ADUP 2 will be invited to participate in a design challenge to showcase their expertise.

The deadline for applications has been extended to 20 February.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Lorne Belcher
Transport for London (Commercial Services)
Windsor House
42-50 Victoria St

Tel: +44 02030546896
Email: lornebelcher@tfl.gov.uk


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