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University of Warwick


09 June 2008

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

Short-list announced:  University of Warwick, Development of 400 Student Residences

Expressions of interest were received from 110 architectural teams wishing to be considered from the competition to design and construct 400 new student residences on the University of Warwick's campus. 

Six teams have been shortlisted to take part in the design phase of the competition and will prepare concept design proposals for the first phase of residences, with a target of 400 study bedrooms, within a site close to Rootes Residences. The University's main campus lies on the outskirts of Coventry, right on the border with the county of Warwickshire, linking the Westwood and Gibbet Hill parts of the city. 

The site identified by the University for the new residences is in the central part of that campus, and is within a few minutes walk of the University's Library, main social facilities and the Arts Centre.

The six teams are:-

  • Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • David Morley Architects
  • Richard Murphy Architects
  • Page & Park Architects
  • Schmidt Hammer Lessen Architects Ltd
  • Stanton Williams

Design submissions will be made by a deadline of 25 July 2008.


Notes to editors

Please ensure that the RIBA is credited when mentioning the above competition. The RIBA Competitions Office organises bespoke architectural competitions that encourage excellence in design, offer value for money, and are run smoothly from inception through to the appointment of a winning design or architect/team. The Competitions Office has vast experience of managing competitions for a diverse range of clients, project types and budgets. The competition process has produced landmark buildings/structures such as BALTIC and The Sage Gateshead, the Millennium Bridge etc. For further details please visit www.architecture.com/competitions|



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