Astley Village Competition


Design Team Appointed to improve Chorley’s Green Spaces

The design team who are going to help spend £364,250 rejuvenating Chorley’s green spaces has been selected following a four month competition.

The Halsall Lloyd Partnership has been selected following the four month Astley Village Green Spaces competition. They will work with housing provider Places for People and the local community to realise the vision for Astley Village. The project is part of the Green Spaces for People project, a £15m Big Lottery Funded programme to regenerate more than 70 green spaces across the country.


The competition invite submissions for environmental improvements to a 12 hectare/1500 resident housing estate in Chorley Lancashire. It is the intention that the winner will be commissioned to undertake the detailed design of the public realm works included within their entry. The winner will be required to carry out this design in conjunction with Places for People and working collaboratively with the local community. A budget of £364,250 (inclusive of VAT) will be available to implement the capital works of the winning design.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Community, Landscape
Country Chorley Lancashire, UK
RegDeadline 7 January 2009 GoogleCal iCal
7 January 2009 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Practising architects, landscape architects, town planners and urban designers

In this area the encouragement of local wildlife and an increase of local play opportunities for children and youths were highlighted as important aspects for any proposal.

Increasing use for all of the spaces, improvements should compliment nearby playing fields and possible multi use games area being bid for on council owned land to the South East boundary to the site. This should also seek to address issues of interaction between different age groups.

Safety, especially around the pond area; adding colour and general cleanliness are also high priorities for residents of Astley Village.

Issues such as improved management of the dense tree canopy, poor lighting and leaf fall, localised flooding, congregation of youths around properties, fly tipping, litter, chewing gum and dog fouling are areas for concern for residents.

The addition of local artwork, meeting areas, benches and bins were also ideas suggested by residents but these were also tempered by the possibility of increases in anti social behaviour such as graffiti, vandalism and unwanted congregation of youths.

Parish, Borough and County Councillors
A Member of the Green Spaces for People Management Team
Local Residents

Each team invited to take part in the second phase of this competition will receive a payment of £1,500.

Entry Fee

Single A1 board

Submission Address
Astley Village Competition
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street

Announce shortlist: February 2009
Final Interviews: 4th March 2009
Result: 9th March 2009

Places for People

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