Moorside Open Design Competition

The UK Nuclear Company invite UK and international architects to take part in a design competition for the Moorside Project.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture
Country UK
RegDeadline 1 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal
1 March 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility The competition is open internationally to registered architects. Architects should be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, or an equivalent overseas regulatory authority.

The UK Nuclear Company – NuGen invite UK and international architects to take part in a design competition for the Moorside Project – a new nuclear power station and a railway at the Moorside Site and associated development including worker accommodation at the Mirehouse site in Whitehaven and on other sites, all within West Cumbria.

The competition seeks designs for an office block and visitor centre for the Moorside Site and a masterplan and typical accommodation block for the Mirehouse site.

The Landscape Institute are simultaneously running a landscape design competition for the best creative and sustainable solutions for providing the setting for the Moorside development.

Sir Terry Farrell, Architect and Town Planner
Peter Shepherd, Ecologist
Kate Bailey, Landscape Architect and Town Planner
Paul Tiplady, Landscape Architect, Town Planner and
Formerly Chief Executive of Lake District National Park Authority
Kirsty Gogan, Expert in Climate and Energy Communications
Simon Hudspith, RIBA Adviser, Panter Hudspith Architects
Tom Samson, Chief Executive of NuGen
Esa Heiskanen, Director of Project Development &
Deputy Chief Executive Nugen
Bart Volbrecht, Chief Nuclear Officer NuGen

Winner: Design commission

It is intended that five teams will be selected to proceed to the second phase. Each shortlisted team who submits a phase 2 entry will each receive an honorarium of £5,000 +VAT.

Entry Fee

Final interviews/Presentations: 11 April 2016

UK Nuclear Company – NuGen

Official Website