Reimagining Market Place: Bringing Prescot’s historic commercial heart back to life

Sponsor: RIBA, Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)
Location: Prescot, UK
Type: Open, 2 stage
Language: English
Eligibility: The competition is open internationally to registered architects and fully qualified Landscape Architects. Architects should be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, or an equivalent overseas regulatory authority. Entrants should note that teams progressing to the second stage of the competition will be required to demonstrate their ability to deliver within the UK.
Fee: £50+VAT
Awards: It is intended that five teams will be selected to proceed to the second phase. Each shortlisted team who submits a phase 2 entry and attends an interview will each receive an honorarium of £4,000 +VAT.
8 June 2017 – Phase One submission deadline
20 July 2017 – Phase Two submission deadline

Description: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, via its Heritage Lottery Fund supported Prescot Townscape Initiative, is seeking design concepts from architect–led teams worldwide to redesign the currently unused public open space at Prescot Market Place in Knowsley, Merseyside. It is hoped that the winning design will create a vibrant special space in the town centre which will complement other amazing developments in the town including the new Shakespeare North Playhouse and a planned cinema making Prescot an even more attractive place for its visitors, residents and businesses.

The overall budget for the scheme after the completion of this design competition is £495,000. This includes all professional fees, any other relevant fees as well as the capital works to the site itself and any associated overheads, VAT and contingencies. There is simply no scope for spending more than this amount.

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