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RIBA calls for Rochdale town centre proposals

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Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council and the RIBA have launched a contest to ‘bring life back to Rochdale’ through proposals along the River Roch.

Part of a project to uncover the River Roach from a culvert inside the town centre along with restoring a medieval bridge, designers are tasked an open brief of responding to the new assets and creating public spaces.

A two stage contest open to architects internationally, the competition calls for a concept design and completed PQQ for the first stage submission.

A shortlist of five teams will receive a £3,000 honorandum to develop their schemes.

Submission deadline has been set at 10 September with a brief available through the contest’s page.

Winners will be announced in November 2013 with works expected to begin by the Summer of 2014.

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