Winner announced - Preston Flag Market Design Competition
Preston Vision and Preston City Council are delighted to announce that the winners of the competition to re-design Preston Flag market are Landscape Projects of Manchester, who submitted Scheme number 001.
This follows a national design competition, run by the Landscape Institute, for enhancements of the Flag market and surrounding streets. Six proposals submitted were displayed for public and stakeholder consultation held during November and December 2008 in a number of city centre venues.
Following initial consideration of the submissions in October 2008, the Design Competition judging panel reconvened in December 2008 to consider the findings of the consultation.
The judging panel's recommendation was then presented to the Council's City Centre Committee when the decision to choose the Landscape Projects scheme was made by the Committee.
Welcoming the winning entry, Councillor Anthony Gornall, Cabinet Member for Environment and Regeneration said: "The Flag market is historic, iconic and the jewel in Preston's crown and so it is vital that any future re-development is done properly. After very careful consideration and public consultation we have chosen a design which will compliment the historic nature of the Flag market but will also improve the area as a whole. It is though still early days.
"The next stage is to get more detailed designs drawn up and then to do more public consultation so that the final proposed development can properly reflect public opinion and people can be excited about how the Flag market area will look. We are grateful to the North West Development Agency and the Landscape Institute for their help with this design competition."