Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands were the design team selected to work on the Station Approach area of Winchester.
There is considerable potential to improve the Station Approach area within Winchester and its’ role as a gateway to the cathedral city and the South Downs National Park beyond for visitors, residents, commuters and students. The Council owns two sites within the Station Approach area, namely the site known as the Carfax site and the site known as the Cattlemarket site.
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands will work closely with Winchester City Council on the design strategy for the site.
“The Carfax and Cattlemarket sites in Winchester offer tremendous potential to improve public space around the Station and to provide mixed use development that includes commercial office accommodation currently lacking. By running a selection process through the RIBA, Winchester City Council were able to focus their aspirations for high quality architecture that puts placemaking at the heart of any emerging strategy. The Evaluation Board welcomed the quality and diversity demonstrated by the shortlisted design teams and was particularly attracted to those who approached wider issues of context and consultation with appropriate sensitivity. Those teams that highlighted the importance of the landscaping elements and clearly articulated a viable approach to sustainability through flexible and adaptable solutions were also welcomed. The winning team was also able to demonstrate experience in delivering complex commercial projects which was considered particularly relevant given the procurement process.”
Roger Hawkins, Hawkins\Brown and RIBA Adviser
The other shortlisted teams (listed in alphabetical order) were:-
- Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Metropolitan Workshop with Henley Halebrown
- Rick Mather Architects