Shortlist announced for Station Approach architects

Press Release: 03/12/2015

Station Approach area

Five firms have been shortlisted in a competition to choose the design team for a major redevelopment of the Station Approach area in Winchester.

Winchester City Council has also announced the jury which will assess the designs.
The multi-million-pound scheme will see the area near the railway station transformed with new offices, parking, homes, public spaces and shops.

The shortlisted architects for the design team are:

  • Aedas RHWL, London
  • Design Engine Architects LTD, Winchester
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP, Bath
  • Grimshaw Architects LLP, London
  • Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP, London

The jury, which will evaluate the bidders’ designs and make a recommendation to the City Council’s Cabinet in March 2016, is:

  • Derek Latham – Architect, Chair
  • Cindy Walters - Architect
  • Bob Wallbridge – Architect, Hampshire County Council
  • Keith Leaman - City of Winchester Trust
  • Cllr Liz Hutchison - City Councillor for St Paul Ward
  • Cllr Rob Humby - City Councillor for Owslebury & Curdridge
  • Cllr Barry Lipscomb – City Councillor for Wonston & Micheldever
  • John Hearn - Urban Designer and Town Planner
  • Ben Clifton - Strategic Transport, Hampshire County Council

Cllr Stephen Godfrey, the Leader of Winchester City Council, said:

We had a great amount of interest from potential bidders and 22 submissions in total. I am delighted that we have been able to select a high quality shortlist, including international, national and local architects, reflecting the exciting opportunity the Station Approach development offers Winchester.

We are mindful of the significance that this development has for Winchester, and we have worked hard to bring together a credible jury made up of renowned architects, professionals and experts with key local knowledge.

The shortlisted architects will now work with the City Council to create their final submissions which will be reviewed by the jury in early March. Cabinet will receive the jury’s recommendation later that month. There will be a public exhibition of the shortlisted schemes.