Extended shortlist of consortiums in the running to work on controversial London scheme

The developers behind Chelsea Barracks have announced an extended list of candidates in the running to redesign the controversial scheme.

Chelsea Barracks Partnership said a number of the architects bidding for the project had extended their teams to include specialist architectural and landscaping support.

The list of 10 consortiums includes:

  • Alan Baxter & Associates LLP, Paul Davis and Partners, Liam O’Connor Architects, Heatherwick Studio, and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
  • Porphyrios Associates and Allies and Morrison, Townshend Landscape Architects
  • Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, KPF London, Paul Murrain, ZEDfactory, Merrill Pastor Colgan Architects, Gillespies Landscape Architects
  • Dixon Jones Limited, Glenn Howells Architects
  • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, AHMM, Macreanor Lavington Architects, Alison Brooks Architects, Grant Associates
  • Terry Farrell and Partners, Panter Hudspith, Peter Barber Architects, Chris Dyson Architects
  • Hamiltons Architects and Think Place and Patel Taylor
  • Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Haworth Tompkins Architects, Churchman Landscape Architects
  • Robert Adam Architects, Ash Sakula Architects, LDA Design
  • Squire and Partners and Kim Wilkie Associates

However, Robert AM Stern Architects – one of the original candidates – has withdrawn from the process.

Initial submissions are due in by the end of the week and will then be considered by an evaluation panel, including a member of Prince Charles’ charity The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.

Peter Murray, chairman of New London Architecture and Peter Stewart, former design review head of CABE, will also sit on the panel.

A shortlist of three teams will be invited to submit second stage proposals in November and a final winner announced in December.

A Chelsea Barracks Partnership spokesman said: "We are confident that the ten candidate teams that have been assembled will achieve our objective of securing an outstanding range of masterplan experience and a broad sweep of design approaches for the Chelsea Barracks site.