Lancashire shortlists 26 landscape firms for town design contest

Outstanding public spaces in six towns across Lancashire are coming closer to being a reality after the selection of 26 teams to create concept designs in an international contest.

Practices from across the world have passed the first stage in the Pennine Lancashire Squared competition.

There are six shortlists, each consisting of five teams, chosen to come up with concept designs for Burnley, Accrington, Blackburn, Bacup, Clitheroe and Nelson.

The competition, run by the Landscape Institute, was commissioned by regeneration agency Elevate and is the brainchild of Yvette Livesey and her late partner, music mogul Anthony H Wilson. They proposed the holding competition as a way of attracting talent to the area, raising its profile and creating outstanding public spaces in each of the six towns.

In a judging day held last week, the 78 "expressions of interest" were whittled down to 26 landscape architecture and architecture teams to compete.


- Accrington

Austin-Smith: Lord, Landscape Projects, McChesney Architects, Balmori Associates Inc, Taylor Young

- Bacup

Neu Architects, Patel Taylor, Grant Associates, Gillespies, Taylor Young

- Blackburn

Niall McLaughlin, Landscape Projects, MESH Partnership and Studio Weave, Scott Wilson, OKRA

- Burnley

Camlin Lonsdale, LAND, Kinnear Landscape Architects and Martin Stockley Associates, Civic Architects, Broadway Malyan

- Clitheroe

DSDHA, Mitchell + Associates, Graeme Massie Architects, Planit-ie, Birds Portchmouth Russum

- Nelson

Cracknell, Robinson Landscape Design, Gillespies, Birds Portchmouth Russum, Tonkin Liu.

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