Feilden Clegg Bradley, Hawkins/Brown and Levitt Bernstein among ‘seasoned’ competitors

The Florey building

The Florey building

A group of six top architects have been shortlisted to design a refurbishment of Queen’s College’s grade-II listed Florey building in Oxford.

The shortlist consists of: Hawkins/Brown Architects; Avanti Architects; Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios ; John McAslan + Partners; Levitt Bernstein Associates and Nicholas Hare Architects.

The forty year old building, originally designed by James Stirling (pictured), is considered one of the great post-war modernist building in Britain.

Competition organiser Malcolm Reading, founder of Malcolm Reading Consultants, said he was “delighted” with the quality of responses the firm had received to its call for expressions of interest.

He added: “These teams are highly seasoned, astute practices who are in their prime.

“This is an extremely complex project which will require a deal of patience and skill but the renewal of the Florey will be a tremendous asset to Queen’s, and indeed Oxford.”

The second stage submissions are due in January 2014 and a winner will be selected in February.