Community Gateway Association, Preston's largest housing association, has short-listed four teams in the competition to design a social housing development in Preston city centre.
The winning scheme will be built and occupied to coincide with Preston Guild 2012. The four shortlisted teams in alphabetical order are:
- Conran & Partners, London
- KOSI Architects, Chichester
- Original Field of Architecture, Oxford
- RCKarchitects, London
Preston Guild is a pageant dating back to the granting of Preston's first Charter by King Henry in 1179. Linking the city's glorious heritage and past with its ambitions for the future, the Guild is Preston's most important and historic event and is held every 20 years. The next Guild is in 2012 with the theme of innovation and creativity.
Each of the shortlist will attend a final interview on 8 December to discuss with the assessment panel their proposals. Each of these teams will receive an honorarium of £3,000.