Defeated practices include Haworth Tompkins and Allies and Morrison
Hopkins has beaten a strong shortlist to land the job of redesigning Twickenham Riverside for Richmond council in west London.
The architect triumphed over Haworth Tompkins, Cullinan Studio, Allies and Morrison and Baynes and Mitchell Architects with Outpost.
Hopkins is the second architect to be appointed to the mixed-use Thameside project in south-west London – after Francis Terry was chosen in 2016 but then dropped after a campaign by residents against his Regency-style proposals.
It was Terry’s first competition win after splitting from father Quinlan Terry’s practice, which also entered. Quinlan Terry is the architect of neighbouring Richmond Riverside which was opened by the Queen in 1988, sparking anger from modernists who decried it as a pastiche.
The latest two-stage competition, for the site between Water Lane and Wharf Lane, was run by RIBA Competitions.
The decision is due to be ratified by Richmond council in January at a committee meeting where the funding will also need to be approved.
It will include housing, retail and offices as well as space for art and culture and community use.
The competition brief put the budget at between £25m and £35m with work starting by summer 2021 and taking two years to complete.
Project manager is London firm Validus.