Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has won the ’hotly-contested’ competition to design a new management school at Lancaster University
The practice saw off competition from Haworth Tompkins, Wilkinson Eyre, Hopkins and John McAslan and Partners to land the high-profile job.
The international RIBA-run contest saw entries from 34 practices each vying to redevelop the highly renowned management school providing ‘world-class and innovative’ teaching and research facilities.
The 18,000m² development is part of a £450 million regeneration masterplan for the Bailrigg campus drawn up by John McAslan and Partners.
Speaking about the victorious scheme, RIBA past president and contest judge Stephen Hodder praised ’the permeability of the design; the very strong plan form and overall organisational flow within the facility including integration of the Lancaster Leadership Centre’s existing suite of lecture theatres’.
A ‘delighted’ Tom Jarman, partner at FCBS said he ’looked forward to contributing to the rich ensemble of parts that make up this exceptional university campus.’
He added: ’The management school is embarking upon a project that will serve to re-cast learning and research environments in a substantive manner and we relish the opportunity to play a part in this endeavour with them.’
Mark Swindlehurst, director of facilities at Lancaster University, added: ‘This project will create an outstanding study and work environment that mirrors the world-class reputation of the Management School. The quality of the submissions, from some of the UK’s most exciting design teams, set the bar extremely high.
’After a hotly-contested competition, FCBS emerged as winners, producing a bold, contemporary design concept which will transform the Management School. We would like to thank all the shortlisted teams for their interest and engagement in this process.’
The new building is set to open in 2019.