Hawkins\Brown wins University of Central Lancashire campus gateway competition

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are delighted to announce that Hawkins\Brown has been selected as the winning team in the RIBA competition to design a new circa £60 million student support centre and civic square for the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Lancashire.

The shortlisted teams were:
· Associated Architects
· Austin Smith: Lord LLP
· Feilden Clegg Bradley
· Hawkins\Brown
· Nicholas Hare Architects
· Sheppard Robson
· Stanton Williams

John Whiles, Jestico + Whiles and the RIBA Adviser said: “The variety of the seven finalists’ responses to the visionary brief were an excellent challenge to assumptions and expectations. It was only after much debate that the panel eventually felt that the low, transparent, student-focussed, pavilion approach proposed by Hawkins\Brown best captured the spirit of an interactive, catalytic, gateway building sought by the University of Central Lancashire