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08 July 2008

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Julia Davies
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Two prefered teams announced for Redevelopment of JCB's Heavy Products Site in Uttoxeter 

Glenn Howells Architects and McDowell + Benedetti have emerged as the two preferred teams to develop a masterplan for the redevelopment of JCB's Heavy Products site in Uttoxeter.  The four other design teams who took part in the design stage of the competition were 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; Letts Wheeler Architects with Whitelaw Turkington, Martin Stockley Associates; and Robert Adam Architects with Gillespies Landscape Architects, WSP, ESD.

JCB will now hold further discussions with the two teams. The relocation of the Heavy Products business to a new, larger and more accessible £40 million plant next to the JCB World Parts Centre on the outskirts of Uttoxeter 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.

An application for outline planning permission has already been submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council for the redevelopment, which will significantly reduce heavy goods traffic in and around Uttoxeter.

Notes to editors

  • Please ensure 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. 


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