10 March 2020

Heath Park Competition – Longlist Announced

​A longlist has now been selected in the competition for a ‘Vision of Future Living’.  The first phase of the competition sought non-site-specific conceptual ideas on the design of future workplaces, living spaces and external spaces and how they relate to one another.

The authors of the longlisted designs have been revealed as:

Atelier Cole, Cambodia

Ecoresponsive Environments Ltd, London

Harper Perry, Newcastle

Kimia Benam & Paul Treacy, London

Parallel Collective, London

Periscope Landscape & Architecture Ltd, London

 Pixel, New York & Hong Kong

Tom Cookson & Sarah Carroll, London

The eight longlisted teams have now been invited to interview with the Evaluation Panel to talk through their initial concept.  Three teams will then be selected to go forward into Phase 2 of the competition to develop their initial designs in relation to Heath Park in Runcorn.

John Lewis MBE, the owner of SOG Group, says: “We have had exceptional entries from around the world and our very experienced judges were immensely impressed at the high standard and quality of the many submissions we received. After a truly fascinating first round of judging, filled with lots of very detailed and interesting discussion, we have been able to narrow our longlist to eight candidates who will now all go forward to be interviewed in the next phase of the process which will take place on March 16th.

From what we have seen so far, I think it’s going to be quite a challenge to select the three submissions for the final shortlist. This is a very exciting period for our Heath Park project and I would like to thank all those who have taken part in our RIBA competition.”

SOG Group is unveiling details of its Heath Park project at a meeting of Liverpool City Region’s MIPIM Partners Group on Tuesday, March 10th at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Liverpool.   The Heath Park project launch had been due to take place at MIPIM 2020, the global real estate expo, which was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.


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