Student Support Centre
and New Square

Invited Design Competition


The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) sought Expressions of Interest from multi-disciplinary architect-led teams with exceptional design skills to help improve the student experience and create an attractive and world class campus for the future of UCLan in line with the University's status as one of the UK's largest Universities.

A Restricted Procedure Notice was sent for publication in the Official Journal of the European Union in April 2016. 41 Expressions of Interest were received from practices of varying size across the UK and Europe and the panel met in May to assess the submissions and a shortlist of 7 teams was selected for the design stage of the competition:

The winning scheme by Hawkins\Brown and the six shortlisted teams are featured on the following pages.


Key dates, which may be subject to alteration, are as follows:

Competition Launched 20 April 2016
Deadline for questions relating to the PQQ 11 May 2016
Deadline for PQQ returns 20 May 2016 at 10:00 hours
Evaluation Panel meet to select shortlist w/c 30 May 2016
Shortlist notified & Notification to unsuccessful applicants 10 June 2016
Site visit & design brief issued to shortlist 20 June 2016
Deadline to raise questions on the Brief 15 July 2016
Response to questions issued 22 July 2016
Submission of tenders (design concepts) 29 July 2016
Final interviews/presentations 22 August 2016
Exhibition of Design Proposals (Inclusive dates) 08 August - 12 August 2016
Notification of result & start of Standstill period 05 September 2016
Public announcement of result Mid September 2016

Competition Contact

The competition is being administered by RIBA Competitions, to whom any enquiries relating to the general conditions of this competition should be addressed.

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