University of Warwick - Development of 400 Student Residences


Page & Park Architects has won the competition for the design of new residences for 500 students at the University of Warwick.

Page & Park were one of six teams shortlisted to take part in the design phase of the competition and invited to prepare concept design proposals for the first phase of residences, with a target of 500 study bedrooms, within a site close to Rootes Residences.

The other teams taking part in this phase were:-

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
David Morley Architects
Richard Murphy Architects
Schmidt Hammer Lessen Architects Ltd
Stanton Williams


The RIBA Competitions Office is launching an Invited Design Competition on behalf of the University of Warwick, to seek suitable and innovative solutions for the design of new student residences to accommodate 1000 students as part of a broader strategy to accommodate undergraduate and graduates on the University campus.

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International Architecture Project Competition
Genre Housing
Country Coventry, UK
RegDeadline 19 May 08 GoogleCal iCal
19 May 08 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Registered Architects

The purpose of this project is to prepare initial design proposals for the first phase of residences, with a target of 400 study bedrooms, within a site close to Rootes Residences. The University's main campus lies on the outskirts of Coventry, right on the border with the county of Warwickshire, linking the Westwood and Gibbet Hill parts of the city.
The site identified by the University for the new residences is in the central part of that campus, and is within a few minutes walk of the University's Library, main social facilities and the Arts Centre.

This competition seeks expressions of interest from architect-led design teams for the design and construction of 400 residences. From the initial expressions of interest, up to six teams will be invited to the design phase of the competition and will be asked to produce concept design proposals. Each of the short-listed teams will receive an honorarium of £9,000 (inc.VAT).

General Manager, Warwick Accommodation
Director of Estates
Head of Estates Projects
Representative from RIBA
Chair of Building Committee
Member of University Council
Development Plan Architect
Officers from the University of Warwick Estates office and their advisors will provide additional technical advice where appropriate.

Judging Process

Each of the unsuccessful teams taking part in the second stage will be paid an honorarium of £9,000 inc. VAT for their submission. The successful applicant will receive £9,000 inc. VAT as advance payment on fees for the full commission.

Entry Fee

The submission should comprise no more than 20 single sided A4 pages.
- Details of relevant or similar experience.
- The team’s motivation for applying and any specialist skills the practice is able to provide.
- Examples of projects where the team (the architect and the chosen consultants) have worked together before.
- etc.

Submission Address
University of Warwick Residences Competition
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
T. +44 (0)113-234-1335

Finalisation of the shortlist: 30 May 08
Deadline for submissions: 25 July 08
Team presentations and final assessment: w/c 11 Aug 08

University of Warwick, RIBA

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