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RIBA opens second Lancaster University design contest

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The RIBA has launched an international competition to redevelop Lancaster University’s management school

The announcement comes eight months after Rick Mather Architects won an earlier RIBA-run contest to revamp an enclosed circulation route on the university’s 120ha campus.

Planned to complete in 2019, the latest project will create ‘world-class and innovative’ teaching and research facilities for Lancaster’s prestigious management school.

The high-profile 18,000m² development is part of a £450 million regeneration masterplan for the Bailrigg campus drawn up by John McAslan and Partners.

Up to five teams will receive £10,000 each to participate in the tender and design concept phase of the competition.

Lancaster University director of facilities, Mark Swindlehurst said: ‘Lancaster University values the contribution that good design brings to its built environment. We want to engage a talented team that will embrace the challenge of designing a world-class facility.

He continued: ‘We are keen to explore how recent developments in design across higher education and global business can combine to create world leading education and workspace environments.’

The winning team will be expected to achieve the necessary statutory consents and develop the scheme through to construction, delivery and handover.

The deadline for requests to participate is 2pm on 30 June.

How to apply

Expressions of Interest are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in the Preliminary Briefing Paper, Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the University’s e-tendering system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

Interested parties who intend to submit a request to participate must obtain a Unique Reference Number (URN) by emailing RIBA.Competitions@riba.org .  Please include LUMS Competition in the Subject header. 





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