More than 350 architects have submitted pitches for a waterfront scheme in Waterford, south-east Ireland, which is expected to be worth more than £100m.
One in four of the initial submissions came from Irish firms.

The centrepiece of the docklands regeneration, organised by the Office of Public Works in Ireland, will be a conference building. The one-stage tender will involve the selection of an architect’s team – to include a QS, structural engineer and landscape designer – next month. The winner will be guaranteed at least half the £310,000 prize fund.

The jury that will select the winner includes John Worthington of London practice DEGW, David Mackay of Barcelona-based MBM and Waterford council’s senior architect, Rupert Maddock.