13 January 2016

New homes for neighbourhoods competition

RIBA Competitions and Brighton & Hove City Council are pleased to announce the Longlist for the New Homes for Neighbourhoods Competition.

 

The competition sought designs for affordable housing across four sites that are considered potentially challenging to develop by virtue of their size, context and/or restricted access. Included in the programme are former garage and car parking sites on council housing land at Hinton Close, Rotherfield Crescent and Natal Road, which are in need of regeneration.  A small council owned commercial parking site in Frederick Street has also been included to add an additional urban dimension to the design competition.

The longlisted teams for all four sites are as follows:

Hinton Close:

CF Architects
Faulks Perry Culley & Rech
Hayhurst & Co
Studio 54 Architecture Ltd
Sutherland Hussey Harris

 

Frederick Street:

BMM Sustainable Design ltd
Felix & Merlin
Innes Associates
John Pardey Architects
Sam Willoughby Architects

 

Natal Road:

CF Architects
Citizens Design Bureau
Mowat & Company (formerly Urban Salon)
Studio 54 Architecture Ltd
Sutherland Hussey Harris

 

Rotherfield Crescent:

Gardner Stewart Architects
Hayhurst & Co
Innes Associates
Konishi Gaffney Architects
Mowat & Company (formerly Urban Salon)


An on-line gallery featuring publicity images for the schemes submitted for the four competition sites is now available to view on: http://www.ribacompetitions.com/brighton/longlist.html

The Judging Panel  have identified  a preferred scheme for each site for further development but the names of those practices will not be revealed until they have had an opportunity to revise their designs based on the feedback from the Judging Panel, which will be during the next phase of the competition.

 

Cllr Anne Meadows (Chair of Estate Regeneration Programme Board, Brighton & Hove City Council) said:

“We are delighted with the response we have had to the Competition from architectural practices, which was a staggering 146 submissions submitted by 70 registered practices.   It is a very exciting project which I hope will deliver creative solutions for some of our smaller development sites.  If the Competition pilot is successful, we will be using it to bring forward other smaller sites from the New Homes for Neighbourhoods programme”.

Notes to Editors:

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