Home victory for local architect as it tops shortlist of six in RIBA design competition.

Ruddle Wilkinson Architects has won the design competition for a new Innovation Centre in Peterborough.

The architect beat shortlisted schemes from Bisset Adams; Barr Gazetas; LSI Architects LLP; Ruddle Wilkinson Architects; Broadway Malyan; and Hawkins Brown. Barr Gazetas was runner up.

The jury said that Ruddle Wilkinson’s scheme had the best potential of all the entries. The brief required an innovative low energy building with natural ventilation, and a number of fairly small spaces. The panel said that Ruddle Wilkinson’s scheme had best resolved the conflicting demands of the brief.

Ruddle Wilkonson’s design features a triangular building with rooms arranged around an atrium.

The team behind the winning scheme included Atelier Ten environmental engineers, Breeze landscape architects, Davis Langdon, and Techniker structural engineers.

The two-stage open international design competition was run on behalf of the East of England Development Agency with project managers King Sturge.