Uttoxeter Design Competition

Uttoxeter Design Competition

Restricted, international, EoI

Uttoxeter, UK

09 Jan 2008 – EoI Submission Deadline (received by post by 2:00 pm)

02 Apr 2008 – Submission Deadline




JC Bamford Excavators Ltd.


Restricted, international, EoI


Uttoxeter, UK




09 Jan 2008 – EoI Submission Deadline (received by post by 2:00 pm)

28 Jan 2008 – Stage 1 Shortlist Announced

28 Jan 2008 – Brief Issued

15 Feb 2008 – Site Visit

02 Apr 2008 – Submission Deadline


All UK Registered Architects with experience of preparing development plans and with the capacity to follow the vision through to completion.


Will include Mr Jim Chapman, Architectural Adviser from the RIBA


An equal honorarium of £12,000 (plus VAT) will be paid to each Stage 2 team.




The RIBA Competitions Office is organising an Invited Design Competition on behalf of JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. The town of Uttoxeter, a place of some 12,000 inhabitants, stands in the eastern half of Staffordshire adjacent to the Derbyshire border and close to the confluence of the Rivers Tean and Dove. It is well within easy reach of the superb scenery including the beauties of Dovedale and the White Peak on both sides of the county border. JCB Heavy Products is currently located at Pinfold Street, Uttoxeter, near to the town centre. JCB already has outline planning permission to move to a new 450,000 sq ft factory next to the JCB World Parts Centre on the A50. The site is located extremely close to the town centre. A significant opportunity exists for redevelopment of this site given its mixed use, attractive vistas and proposed facilities. An outline planning application has now been submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council. The proposals would see the creation of:

• A town park

• Up to 257 new homes

• A health complex

• 5,000m2 of office space

• up to 4,200m2 of food retail space including a 12-bay petrol filling station JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford has already stated that he wants a personal involvement in the project, in order to leave “a legacy” to the town of Uttoxeter, which has links with the Bamford family stretching back almost 200 years.

STAGE 1: Expressions of interest (requirements set out below)

STAGE 2: A shortlist of up to six teams to be invited to produce design proposals and to attend an interview with the Jury Panel. Submission will be on 3 x A1 boards, a separate written report and a concept model. The final designs are likely to be subjected to Public Consultation and exhibition in Uttoxeter, where local residents and other stakeholders will be invited to share their views on the proposals. Final assessment will involve interviews with the shortlisted teams to enable the teams to discuss their submission with the Jury Panel and to allow the Panel to ask questions of the Competitors.


RIBA Competitions Office

6 Melbourne Street



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