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Winner announced: Bolton Great Estates Competition


11 October 2005

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RIBA Competitions Office
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Broadway Malyan have been announced as winners of the Bolton Great Estates Urban Design Competition.
The first phase of the competition attracted Expressions of Interest from architects, landscape architects, town planners and urban designers. Broadway Malyan were selected from a strong shortlist that also included (in alphabetical order):
- Arup with Outerspace
- Ash Sakula Architects
- Broadway Malyan
- Cole Thompson Anders Architects
- Levitt Bernstein Landscape Architecture with Team a go-go
- Taylor Young Limited
Bolton at Home was extremely impressed by all the teams enthusiasm and commitment to the Great Estates Project and their varied preliminary responses to the sites selected. The Jury Panel felt that the sketch ideas presented by Broadway Malyan were distinctive, inventive and refreshing. The team had a holistic approach to the sites and showed a keen appreciation of the wider regeneration issues and opportunities in the context of Bolton. Broadway Malyan, working in conjunction with the local communities, will now go on to develop design proposals to revitalise the overall appearance of the estates selected for the pilot project. 

Noel Spencer, Chair, Bolton at Home, commented: "We are looking forward to working with Broadway Malyan and our customers to help us to deliver a new approach to making our estates look better and become great places to live."
Bipin Patel, Chair, Bolton at Home Regeneration Sub-Group, said: "Through Broadway Malyan, we will be able to re-design some of our estates to make them more customer friendly and appealing."

Notes to editors

1. Images of Broadway Malyan's winning response to the Great Estates Competition are available on request.
2. Bolton at Home is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) created by Bolton Council to deliver borough-wide housing management (including support services), housing maintenance and private sector renewal services within a regeneration framework. Bolton at Home is recognised as an innovative organisation. Bolton Council was recognised as being one of the country's top performing authorities in private sector regeneration and in 2004/2005 was awarded Beacon Status for the services which are delivered by Bolton at Home.
3. Broadway Malyan is a leading international architectural and integrated design practice with a team of architects, urban designers, masterplanners, planners, landscape architects and interior designers. Broadway Malyan additionally has an in-house team of sustainability specialists and regeneration consultants. The practice employs over 440 staff, with offices in London, Weybridge, Manchester, Edinburgh, Reading, Southampton, Lisbon, Madrid and Warsaw. The driving sectors of the business are residential and mixed use regeneration, workplace, retail and the public sector.
4. 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 futher details please visit www.ribacompetitions.com


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