Shortlist Announced for Redevelopment of JCB's Heavy Products Site in Uttoxeter
A shortlist has been chosen in the competition to select a team to develop a masterplan for the redevelopment of JCB's Heavy Products site in Uttoxeter. Six design teams were selected from 47 applicants and will now go through to the design stage of the competition.
They are :
Bauman Lyons Architects, with ARUP, Witraz (Copenhagen), and Latz & Partner Landscape Architects (Munich)
DEGW with Camlin Lonsdale, Peter Brett Associates, Hoare Lea, Arup Planning, Buro 4, Gardiner & Theobald
Glenn Howells Architects with Buro Happold, DBK Group and Colvin & Moggridge Landscape Architects
Letts Wheeler Architects with Whitelaw Turkington, Martin Stockley Associates
McDowell & Benedetti with Alan Baxter Associates, Whitelaw Turkington, Max Fordham Consulting & Dickon Robinson
Robert Adam Architects with Gillespies Landscape Architects, WSP, ESD
JCB is intending to relocate its Heavy Products facility to a new site which has presented the opportunity to redevelop the town centre site and contribute to the wider renaissance of Uttoxeter, where the Bamford family has links stretching back almost 200 years.
JCB Chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford, has already stated that he wants the redevelopment to leave a legacy to the town. Speaking about the competition, Sir Anthony said: "I have no doubt that this competition will result in a scheme of outstanding quality. Most importantly, it must be a scheme that will enhance the centre of Uttoxeter for the benefit of everyone living in the town".
The teams will present their initial design concepts to the judging panel on 8th May.