Prescot Market Place

This competition is seeking design concepts from architect–led teams worldwide to redesign the currently unused public open space at Prescot Market Place in Knowsley, Merseyside.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Architect, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Redevelopment, Urban
Country Merseyside, UK
RegDeadline 8 June 2017 GoogleCal iCal
8 June 2017 (via Online)
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.

An ambitious five year plan — Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) — is investing in, conserving and celebrating the town's historic buildings, spaces and past. Knowsley Council, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and partners, is leading the heritage-led regeneration of the town centre.
Given the scale of the investment and the environmental focus of its funding, the redesign of Market Place is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn an unused corner of the town centre into an asset.
As the single largest project of the entire THI the success of the redesign of Market Place will have a significant bearing on people's perceptions of the success of the wider scheme. It is therefore vital that Market Place plays a significant role in the wider regeneration of the town centre.

Evan MacDonald, Hawkins\Brown Architects, RIBA Architect Adviser – Chair
Cllr David Williams, Local Ward Councillor and Prescot THI Board member
John Flaherty, Executive Director (Place), KMBC, Prescot Programme Team Chair
TBC, Shakespeare North Trust
Edward Perry, Director of Operations (Knowsley Hall and Safari Park), Chair of Knowsley Visitor Economy Network, Prescot THI Board Member
Philip Lamb, Managing Director, Geraud Group (owners of Prescot Shopping Centre)
Owen Barton, Prescot THI Officer

Designe commission

Entry Fee

Deadline for Phase 2 Designs: 20 July 2017
Final interviews and presentation to Panel: 07 August 2017
Notification and result announced: August 2017

RIBA, Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative, Knowsley Council, Heritage Lottery Fund

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