A66 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist is announced for the RIBA competition to design a major creative landscape feature for Middlesbrough’s A66.

Expressions of interest were sought from landscape architects; architects; horticulturists; ecologists; engineers; designers and artists working in the public realm, to develop proposals for the landscape of the A66/Cargo Fleet transport interchange in the east of the town. Major developments along the A66 are the spur for the project and it is hoped that the design phase of the competition will bring forward ideas for improvement to the built and natural environment and give visitors and investors a real sense of arrival when they come to Middlesbrough.

Rosi Lister, Director of Tees Valley Arts commented,

“The client was pleased by the response to the competition which elicited twenty eight (28) expressions of interest from across the world and five companies have been shortlisted after selection from a panel including representatives from Middlesbrough Council, Tees Valley Regeneration, Halcrow, RIBA and the project managers, Tees Valley Arts.”

The five teams selected to take part in the in the design phase of this competition are those that the assessment panel felt would be most capable of producing high quality and innovative design that would invigorate the A66 road corridor from Newport to Cargo Fleet.

The five practices (in alphabetical order) invited to proceed to the design phase of the competition were as follows:

Anthony Walker + Partners
Halsall Lloyd Partnership
McCeshney Architects

Each shortlisted team will be invited to present their final designs to the Panel during the week commencing 19th March after which a winner will be announced.

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