Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios were selected as winners of the competition.
The project to redevelop the Management School saught to create a truly world-class and innovative teaching, research and business-engagement environment to cater for the future needs of students, staff and business partners.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios team was selected from a five strong shortlist that also included (in alphabetical order of design team lead): Haworth Tompkins; Hopkins Architects; John McAslan + Partners and Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
The Judging Panel recognised that teams had been set a challenging brief in terms of the selective retention of existing estate and integration of new build elements to deliver the University’s aspiration for a Management School of international standing. The Panel felt there was much to admire within Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ considered response - particularly the permeability of the design; the very strong plan form and overall organisational flow within the facility’ including integration of the Lancaster Leadership Centre’s existing suite of lecture theatres.
Lancaster University Management School has earned a global reputation for leading research and teaching excellence, providing a stimulating and supportive environment for students from across the world. The School features in the UK’s top ten and the world’s top 1% of business schools.
"This project will create an outstanding study and work environment that mirrors the world-class reputation of the Management School. The quality of the submissions, from some of the UK’s most exciting design teams, set the bar extremely high. After a hotly-contested competition, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios emerged as winners, producing a bold, contemporary design concept which will transform the Management School. We would like to thank all the shortlisted teams for their interest and engagement in this process.”
Mark Swindlehurst, Director of Facilities, Lancaster University