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The Maltings Cultural Venue, Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Competition | Shortlisted

The Maltings Cultural Venue, Berwick-upon-Tweed

The competition is seeking a multi-disciplinary design team to deliver a landmark cultural attraction at the heart of Berwick-upon-Tweed, creating a new focal point for visitors and residents’ and acting as a key driver for the culture-led regeneration of the town.

Invited Culture and Leisure

The competition is seeking a design team to deliver a landmark cultural attraction at the heart of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The venue will create a new focal point for visitors and residents, acting as a key driver for the culture-led regeneration of the town.

The existing Maltings venue is ageing, no longer fit for purpose, fails to exploit its unique river-view location, and presents ever-increasing operational challenges. The new Maltings will provide a high-profile visual symbol that will act as a significant catalyst for economic growth, job creation, renewed civic pride, destination tourism, creative and commercial development for Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Following the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and evaluation of the Selection Questionnaire responses, a shortlist of five has been selected to take part in the design phase of the competition.

The shortlist is:

  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
  • Burrell Foley Fischer
  • Carmody Groarke
  • MICA Architects
  • Space Architects


RIBA Architect Adviser for the competition, Euan MacDonald from Hawkins\Brown, said:

It’s a privilege to support The Maltings and Northumberland County Council with such an engaging competition process, for this opportunity to enhance the cultural landscape, and wider regeneration of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Evaluating the initial submissions was an intensive but hugely enjoyable process, which we’re delighted has resulted in such a creative and impressive shortlist. I’m sure the panel are as excited as I am to see how the teams respond to the brief and communicate their ideas for this unique project.


The shortlisted teams will present their concept design proposals to the evaluation panel in June 2022.

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