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A Vision of the Future: Heath Park design competition

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A Vision of the Future: Heath Park design competition

The RIBA has launched the 'Vision of the Future' competition, on behalf of SOG Ltd, to redesign The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn, Cheshire. This competition asks entrants to generate conceptual ideas to transform this 60-acre site into a sustainable, multi-use and carbon-free environment.

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Shortlist for SOG’s ‘Vision of Future Living’ competition announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced on 1 April 2020 the three teams that have been shortlisted for SOG’s ‘Vision of Future Living’ competition.

Phase One of the competition sought non-site-specific conceptual ideas for future workplaces, living and external spaces and shortlisted teams will be asked to apply these ideas to inform the redevelopment of The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn, Cheshire at Phase Two.

The three teams who will continue to phase two are:

• EcoResponsive Environments Ltd, London

• Kimia Benam & Paul Treacy, London

• Tom Cookson & Sarah Carroll, London

The three design teams shortlisted for the final phase of the contest will be given an additional three months to undertake the next phase, which requires them to make fact-finding visits to The Heath.

SOG Managing Director John Lewis MBE says: “We are delighted with the response to our competition and the calibre of all of the entries. We look forward to seeing the three developed concepts and considering how these might be adopted for our Heath Park vision. The extended timeframe should allow the shortlisted teams to visit the Heath site and give time to consider the health and wellbeing issues for communities raised by the current crisis. This is now an important extension of the ‘Vision for Future Living’ brief.”

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