In 2015 we invited architects who had a track record of delivering high quality town centre ‘mixed use’ schemes in sensitive town centre areas to enter a design competition. The procurement and competition process was undertaken in accordance with our contract standing orders and procedures.
The architects were given the following briefing to feed into their designs. This was based on feedback from residents received during previous local surveys and consultations.
A team of senior Council officers and Cabinet Members reviewed the proposals and considered:
All the architects were paid £5,000 for their submissions.
Yes. It followed the Council's agreed standing orders and procurement rules.
The brief for the design competition reflected what people had told us during the previous consultations. None of the designs submitted responded to every aspect of the brief. But, we felt that Quinlan and Francis Terry proposals best met the main requirement for the community and public space, that is accessible for all and connecting to Diamond Jubilee Gardens.
We were very clear in the brief that we were looking for one architect who could visualize all the feedback we had already received through the Barefoot consultation, Twickenham Conference, All in One and Twickenham Area Action Plan consultations. We felt that Quinlan and Francis Terry interpreted that feedback most accurately. However, we were also clear that these designs were only a starting point. They were concepts that needed to be developed with the community, after which there would be a further consultation on revised proposals.
Following a number of recent requests, the architects who submitted proposals as part of the architectural competition for redevelopment of Twickenham Riverside, Water Lane and King Street, have agreed that their proposals can be published by the Council. The below are the key design concepts captured from their submissions
Updated: 18 October 2017