Allies and Morrison, Cullinan Studio and Hopkins in scrum for Thameside scheme after residents sink Francis Terry proposals
Five practices have been shortlisted in the latest bid to find designs for a new mixed-use development for the Twickenham Riverside site in the London borough of Richmond.
Allies and Morrison, Baynes and Mitchell Architects, Cullinan Studio, Haworth Tompkins and Hopkins Architects have made it through to the final stage of the current bid to redevelop the Thameside site, after Francis Terry – winner of an earlier process – was removed from the scheme.
Terry was appointed to the project in 2016 in what was his first competition win since splitting from father Quinlan Terry’s practice. But local residents banded together against his Regency-style proposals for the site, between Water Lane and Wharf Lane.
RIBA Competitions said the five shortlisted practices had been whittled down from 54 firms that made expressions of interest following March’s relaunched drive for an architect.
The brief for the competition describes housing – at least 50% of which should be affordable – as “essential”, and mandates the reprovision of the quantum of existing public space.
A winner for the project will be announced in November, according to the competition timeline.