Gladstone's Living Heritage

We are seeking submissions for an Invited Design Competition from architect–led teams with exceptional design skills for a prestigious new building and re-development of the existing Grade I listed building and its landscape.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project/PQQ, Restricted, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Library
Country UK
RegDeadline 10 April 2018 GoogleCal iCal
10 April 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility Architect–led teams with exceptional design skills

We are developing Gladstone's Library in order to promote wider engagement with the liberal values that lay at the heart of Gladstone's life and work and ensure they continue to play a purposeful role in Britain and beyond.
To do so, we need to create a new space complementary to, but quite different from, our Victorian library building. This will be New Hall, a flexible, contemporary space that will enable us to expand our programmes of debates, lectures and events. Using digital technology, we will also be able to extend their reach.
Our aim is to create a visitor experience that will engage and inspire a broader range of audiences. An impressive new space will be dedicated to three defining themes of Gladstone's political career that have exceptional contemporary resonance – human rights and genocide; the evolution of democracy; religious tolerance. These themes will be the focus of a permanent exhibition and will form part of the Library's future work and mission.
Above all else, we wish to popularise – but in no way trivialise – the political, spiritual and cultural values that define the man and his heritage.

Peter Clegg (Feilden Clegg Bradley, RIBA Adviser and Panel Chair)
Peter Francis (Warden, Gladstone’s Library)
Michael Wheeler (Chair of Trustees, Gladstone’s Library)
Alison Henshaw (Vice-Chair of Trustees, Gladstone’s Library)
Carol-Anne Davies (Design Commission for Wales)
Eleanor Carpenter (Senior Planning Of cer, Flintshire County Council)
Nick Davies (Inspector of Historic Buildings in North Wales, Cadw)

Design commission
An equal honorarium of GBP £4,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of shortlisted teams.

Entry Fee

Phase2 Submission deadline: 19 June 2018
Winning press release announcement: w/c 16 July 2018
Building opening: 2022–2023


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