RIBA Competition Launched for: Redevelopment of Lancaster University Management School

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Lancaster University are delighted to announce the launch of an international competition to redevelop its highly renowned Management School.

Lancaster University Management School is ranked in the UK’s top ten and among the world’s top 100 business schools. It is highly ranked across all major activities MBA and Masters, Undergraduate, PhD, Research and Executive Education.

The project is to redevelop the Management School to create a truly world-class and innovative teaching, research and business-engagement environment to cater for the future needs of students, staff and business partners. It is anticipated that the redevelopment will open by the summer of 2019.

Lancaster University Director of Facilities, Mark Swindlehurst commented: “Lancaster University values the contribution that good design brings to its built environment. We want to engage a talented team that will embrace the challenge of designing a world-class facility. We are keen to explore how recent developments in design across Higher Education and Global Business can combine to create world leading education/workspace environments.”

Lancaster University is seeking Expressions of Interest from architects and design teams for the redevelopment of its internationally renowned Management School. An equal honorarium of £10,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the five design teams short-listed to participate in the tender and design concept phase of the competition. The appointed design team will work with the University to establish the best use of existing facilities, development site(s) and new build opportunities to provide a total of circa 18,000m2 of accommodation and develop the scheme to achieve the necessary statutory consents, through to construction, delivery and handover.

Expressions of Interest are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in the Preliminary Briefing Paper, Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the University’s e-tendering system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

Interested parties who intend to submit a request to participate must obtain a Unique Reference Number (URN) by emailing RIBA.Competitions@riba.org. Please include LUMS Competition in the Subject header.

The deadline for submissions is 14.00hrs (BST) on Tuesday 30 June 2015.