Competition to find architects and landscape architects for North West Cambridge

North West Cambridge Credit: University of Cambridge

North West Cambridge Credit: University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is looking for a number of complementary architectural and landscape firms - large and small - for its ambitious new urban extension in North West Cambridge.

Colander has been asked to manage the competitive process to identify architects for the first phase of the project, comprising nine Lots with landscape, a variety of residential units, a food store and other retail spaces, a primary school and nursery and a range of community facilities.  Expressions of interest are requested by 06 February 2012.

Interested practices must be able to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional design talent
  • A commitment to innovative, sustainable design
  • A proven ability to deliver both creativity and the highest possible value to their clients
  • Satisfied clients for whom they have solved similar challenges
  • The skills needed to deliver a project of this nature.

In addition they will be expected to meet minimum criteria for commercial robustness and staffing levels.

Roger Taylor, director of the North West Cambridge Project said: "This development will provide facilities that are required to maintain the world-class reputation that the University enjoys. We are committed to finding and working with the most talented architects and designers to ensure the success of the development."