Shortlist named for Lancashire tourist attraction contest
RIBA has announced the shortlist to design a new visitor attraction at the Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve in Preston, Lancashire.
The five architectural firms through to the final round are:
- McDowell + Benedetti
- Architecture 2B
- AY Architects
- Adam Khan Architects
- And Manchester's Arca
The brief includes a café, shop, gallery and meeting rooms in a project funded by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the North West Development Agency and the Forestry Commission.
The winning design will become part of the £59m Newlands land regeneration scheme, said to be the country's largest environmental programme of its kind.
The five will present to the competition jury on Thursday 1 November.