In January 2016, NuGen commissioned the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Landscape Institute to run independent design competitions for architects and landscape architects respectively.
The idea was to find some of the best design thinking in the world to influence the Moorside Project. The architectural competition sought design ideas for a visitors' centre and office building at Moorside Site and an accommodation masterplan for the Mirehouse Site.
A panel of local experts worked with NuGen to shortlist the finalists. The eventual winning architects will have the chance to bid for a contract to support NuGen's design work for aspects of the Moorside Project.
The design competition entries represent the ideas of independent architects, and does not form part of NuGen's Proposed Scheme. However, NuGen is keen to hear views about the designs from the public, and may be able to incorporate elements of the entries into the Project.