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Shortlist announced for McCarthy & Stone Re-imagine Ageing Competition


28 February 2013

Press release contact:

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

The shortlist is announced for the Re-imagine Ageing Competition which RIBA Competitions is managing on behalf of McCarthy & Stone, the UK's leading retirement developer.  The competition invited architects in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to design a new concept in retirement living for the post-war 'baby boom' generation.  Competitors were tasked with thinking beyond what has been previously available in terms of retirement accommodation in the UK and create exciting and innovative designs to meet the demands of baby boomers looking for something a little different in later life.

The Judging Panel was delighted by the response to the competition which attracted 118 entries and by the mixture of creativity and pragmatism evident within the submitted designs.  Following an anonymous appraisal of the proposals, the five practices short-listed (in alphabetical order) were as follows: 

- AU Studio, London

- Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects, London

- Living Space Architects with Hilary Lawson, Exeter

- Tom Russell Architects, Bristol

- wap architects, Sheffield

Panel members look forward to seeing further exploration and refinement of the Stage 1 design proposals when the short-listed practices present their schemes to the Panel in late April 2013.


Notes to editors

RIBA Competitions
Please ensure RIBA Competitions is credited when mentioning the above competition.  RIBA Competitions delivers variety, inspiration and value through expertly run design and architectural competitions.  For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions

McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles
At McCarthy & Stone everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling. We believe it is an opportunity to rediscover the things you love and explore new territory. Helping people make the most of it is our purpose and our passion, so on a daily basis we strive to think differently and care more about transforming later life.

Over the past 35 years, we have become Britain’s leading provider of retirement apartments, pioneering the concept of purpose-built accommodation for older people. We provide 70% of this type of accommodation, having built more than 45,000 apartments in 1,000 different schemes. We also have a range of financial and estate management products and services specifically designed to help people live later life to the full. 

We offer a choice of different types of retirement developments that includes Later Living and Assisted Living. Our Later Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life; provide more time to embrace the possibilities of later life through reduced maintenance and admin, as well as peace of mind and companionship. Assisted Living developments offer all of this, plus a helping hand through flexible care and support packages that make life that little bit easier. 

McCarthy & Stone offers the widest variety of award-winning one and two bedroom apartments that are for sale in over 200 locations across the UK.  For further information, visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk



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