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The Competition is organised with the support of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Competitions Office and Places Matter! (the architecture centre for the Northwest)

Britain's Energy Coast Cumbria and Magnus Homes invite submissions to a two-stage, International Open Design Competition for a circa GBP £10m mixed-use development on a prominent site overlooking Whitehaven Harbour.

Britain's Energy Coast is a £2 billion package of regeneration projects that will establish the West Coast of Cumbria as a major national hub for low carbon and renewable energy generation.
Britain's Energy Coast West Cumbria is responsible for delivering Regeneration and Economic Development Programmes to achieve the objectives of Britain's Energy Coast Master Plan in order to develop sustainable communities in Allerdale and Copeland, whilst making a substantial contribution to achieving key regional and national objectives for carbon reduction and security of energy supply.
The project will be part of Britain's Energy Coast Place Programme which includes Commercial Developments, Residential Developments, Community and Education Facilities, Infrastructure, Public Realm and Mixed Use Developments.

Magnus Homes is an experienced house building company based in the north of England.  It specialises in constructing quality homes and apartments with an eye for design.  Magnus Homes is part of the Pentakan group of companies.

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Official competition launch
Tues.  13 July 2010

Competition Brief available
Wed. 14 July 2010

Deadline for Competitors to raise Questions on Brief
Tues. 10 August 2010

Issue of Memorandum in response to Questions raised
Tues. 24 August 2010

Registration deadline
Mon. 13 Sept. 2010

Deadline for submission of Stage 1 Design Proposals
Fri. 17 Sept. 2010

Public exhibition of anonymous Stage 1 Design Proposals
Wed. 22 Sept. 2010 to Tues. 28 Sept. 2010

Review of anonymous Stage 1 Design Proposals
Judging Panel to select up to five schemes
W/c Mon. 27 Sept. 2010
Wed. 29 Sept. (p.m.)
Thurs. 30 Sept. (a.m. & p.m.)

Confirmation of shortlist & issue of invitations to proceed to Stage 2 of the Competition
Mon. 4 Oct. 2010

Short-listed teams issued with feedback on Stage 1 Proposals
Proposed site visit & briefing session for short-listed teams
W/c Mon. 11 Oct 2010.
Thurs. 14 Oct. (p.m.)

Deadline for Stage 2 Design submissions
Thurs. 4 Nov. 2010

Technical review
Preparation of preliminary cost estimates by Client Q.S.
Public exhibition of Stage 2 Design Proposals
W/c 8 Nov. 2010

Presentations to Judging Panel
W/c 15 Nov. 2010
Thurs. 18 Nov. 2010

Result announced & public exhibition of preferred scheme
W/c 22 Nov. 2010

Whitehaven Central Harbour Site Competition

inscription dates
until 13/09/2010

Britain's Energy Coast


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