Ten teams, featuring big names from around Europe, have been shortlisted for two major projects on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London
University College London (UCL) named the firms that would compete for the £80 million Marshgate scheme and the £40million Pool Street job on its new campus dubbed UCL East.
Shortlisted for Marshgate, a 33,500m2 academic facility located south of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, are:
- Grimshaw Architects (with Alan Baxter Associates, Mott MacDonald, Land Use Consultants, Social Communications)
- Hawkins\Brown Architects (with MVRDV, Buro Happold, DJAO–RAKITINE, Soundings)
- Mecanoo International BV (with Arup, Commonplace)
- Scott Brownrigg (with UN Studio, Buro Happold, Atelier Ten, Gross Max)
- Stanton Williams (with Arup, AKT II, VOGT, Soundings)
Shortlisted for Pool Street, a 16,500m2 university residential and academic space south of the London Aquatics Centre, are:
- Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (with Buro Happold, LDA Design, iDEA, Soundings)
- Jestico & Whiles (with Buro Happold, Ramboll, Plincke, Quatro)
- John McAslan + Partners (with Buro Happold)
- Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (with Atelier Ten, AKT II, Kim Wilkie Landscape, PFB Construction Services, London Communications Agency)
The two schemes are the first phase of UCL’s masterplan – drawn up by LDA Design with Nicholas Hare Architects and Studio Weave – for a new campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The first phase of UCL East is expected to open during the 2019/2020 academic year.