Finsbury Park Urban Design Project Competition

Finsbury Park Urban Design Project Competition

Open, Expressions of Interest

London, UK

Registration Deadline – 29 January 2008

Submission Deadline – 29 January 2008


Business Design Centre Group (BDCG), RIBA


Open, Expressions of Interest


London, Finsbury Park


Registration and Submission Deadline – 29 January 2008

Deadline for 2nd-stage submittals – 10 March 2008


Licensed architects






Those shortlisted to stage two will each receive an equal honorarium of £5,000


The ‘City North Site’ is located on the north eastern edge of Islington, and adjacent to Finsbury Park Station, one of the busiest transport interchanges in London outside of Zone 1. The council (London Borough of Islington) has identified this site as having the potential to act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider Finsbury Park area. Proposals will need to improve the quality of public spaces, as well as provide a range of land uses including residential, retail, offices, conference space, restaurants and cafes in order to diversity the existing mix of uses.


Promoted by the RIBA Competitions Office on behalf of the Business Design Centre Group (BDCG), the competition seeks to identify an architect on the basis of a preliminary concept and an appropriate design approach. The winner of the competition will be appointed to work closely with the client to develop a design and obtain detailed planning consent for the site’s redevelopment.


Stage one selection will be based upon the following criteria :

– Design Quality

– demonstrable inspiration and creativity in recent work

– Resource & Experience

– experience and ability

– evidence of capacity to deliver the project

– Communication

– response to and compliance with requirements set out in this briefing paper

– experience of /approach to working collaboratively /community consultation


Stage 1 : Expressions of Interest (requirements set out below)

Stage 2 : A shortlist of 5 teams invited to produce concept designs. Assessment will involve an interview with the judging panel.


Expressions of interest should comprise no more than 20 single sided A4 pages, bound, providing the following information :

1. Full contact details of the practice, identifying one point of contact for the competition

2. Introduction to the practice and motivational statement

3. Three client referees

4. Details of relevant projects, including illustrations

5. Details of the current level of Professional Indemnity Insurance