Details of RIBA-approved competitions are available from the RIBA Competitions Office, 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds LS2 7PS, tel 0113 234 1335, fax 0113 246 0744, e-mail riba. competitions@mail. riba. org
V&A MASTERPLAN The Victoria and Albert Museum has undertaken a review of its Grade I-listed buildings in South Kensington, London, and compiled a masterplan which will form the framework within which future works can be executed. The plan identifies a number of stages which the museum plans to undertake subject to funding. Contact Seema Banerjee on 020 7942 2922. Deadline 25 September.
MAIDENHEAD TOWN CENTRE The town hall in St Ives Road is one of the first sites to be considered as part of the designled rejuvenation of the centre of Maidenhead. The project will include new council offices, a town square, a new public hall, debating chamber and council meeting facilities, together with commercial office, retail and residential accommodation.
Contact Peter Green at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, tel 016 28 79 60 84, fax 016 28 79 66 98 or e-mail peter. green@rbwm. gov. uk Applications by 24 September.
EDINBURGH OBSERVATORY Applications are sought to design a new facility within the current site in Edinburgh, comprising laboratory facilities for the assembly of technically sophisticated instruments, a 200-seat lecture theatre and associated offices and other support accommodation.
Contact the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh, tel 0131 668 82 72, or e-mail jwaugh@rias. org. uk. Deadline 28 September.