St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition, Colander Associates Design Contest UK

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition

Shortlist for Southern English Design Contest by Colander Associates in Sussex UK

17 Oct 2018

St Martin’s Church Brighton Design Competition Shortlist

St Martin’s Church Brighton Competition Shortlist

IDEAS COMPETITION – SHORTLISTING

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this intriguing competition to find new uses for St Martin’s Church, a beautiful Grade II* building in Brighton.

The three teams shortlisted to take part in Stage 2 of the competition are led by:

• Arup

• Emil Eve Architects Ltd

• Trewin Design Architects

In addition, two teams were highly commended, led by:

• ARTArchitects

• Tom Turner Architects

28 first stage submissions were submitted.

St Martin’s Church in Brighton

THE PROJECT

St Martin’s church is an extraordinary building and it warrants a second lease of life. Given its location, its scale and its volume, it also has huge potential for redevelopment.

The client, The Diocese of Chichester, supported by A Better Brighton & Hove, asked teams to come up with creative solutions that would respect the integrity of this beautiful listed structure, whilst at the same time adding new life and economic sustainability.

Collaborations between Architects, Surveyors, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Developers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and End-Users were encouraged.

Whilst this is not a live project the competition hopes to bring forward solutions that could be implemented in the future.

St Martin’s Church in Brighton interior

FIRST STAGE ASSESSMENT

The Jury Panel, chaired by Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex included:

• Scott Ralph, Diocesan Property Director, Diocese of Chichester
• Nick Hibberd, Executive Director, Economy Environment and Culture, Brighton City Council
• Louise Arnell, The Pebble Trust
• John Godfrey, Sussex Heritage Trust
• Julia Barfield, Marks Barfield Architects, Independent Architectural Assessor
• Graham Turner, Former Chair of Rydon Group and Croydon Tramtrack Ltd.

STAGE 2

The three short listed teams will be asked to develop their ideas further and attend an interview with the Jury Panel in December 2018. Following the interviews, the winners will be announced. Prizes will be given as follows: First prize: £10,000 Second and third prizes: £6,000.

A FINAL WORD FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and Chair of the Panel said “The panel were delighted with the interest shown in this competition and it was a hard job assessing so many really good submissions. Four or five in addition to those short listed could easily have made it through. However, we believe we have shortlisted three competitors with really innovative and sustainable solutions. All on the panel are looking forward to the final selection..”

FURTHER INFORMATION

This competition is being managed by Colander Associates and all enquiries should be addressed to stmartinschurch@colander.co.uk.

15 + 14 Aug 2018

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Design Competition

St Martin’s Church in Brighton Competition

Location: St Martin with St Wilfrid, St Alban and St Richard Hollingdean, Lewes Road, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK.

St Martin’s Church in Brighton building interior

14th of August 2018 – A competitive challenge seeking practical, exciting and commercially viable ideas for the innovative reuse of St Martin’s Church in Brighton.

Colander Associates is delighted to announce this intriguing competition to find new uses for this beautiful Grade II* church.

Creative solutions are sought that will respect the integrity of this beautiful listed structure whilst at the same time adding new life and economic sustainability.

A first prize of £10,000 and two runners up of £6,000 will be awarded for the best solutions.

THE PROJECT

St Martin’s church is an extraordinary building and it warrants a second lease of life. Given its location, its scale and its volume, it also has huge potential for redevelopment.

This competition invites teams to think creatively about St Martin’s church and generate innovative but commercially sustainable new uses for this building, which is currently under used and in danger of falling into disrepair. Whilst this is not a live project the competition hopes to bring forward solutions that could be implemented in the future.

The client, The Diocese of Chichester, supported by A Better Brighton & Hove, is looking to design teams which can include investors, developers or end users, who can demonstrate a viable and practical scheme which is creative and will be the springboard to restoration of this building with huge potential.

We are looking for practical regeneration solutions for this magnificent building.

WHO CAN ENTER

Collaborations between Architects, Surveyors, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Developers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, End-Users and any other specialist with ideas to contribute are welcome.

Each team should include a registered architect supported by skills to demonstrate viability of ideas. There are no other restrictions on the composition of the team.

REGISTRATION

Teams intending to enter this competition are asked to register their intent by 17.00 hours on Wednesday 12 September.

For further information about the project, competitors should visit the St Martin’s Church competition pages at https://www.colander.co.uk/architectural-competitions/colander-competitions/st-martins-churchbrighton.

St Martin’s Church in Brighton building

PROCESS

This competition seeks design ideas and will be held in two stages. At stage one competitors will be asked to submit 2 x A2 design boards along with brief explanatory text. Three teams will be shortlisted to stage 2 to develop their ideas further and to attend an interview with the Jury Panel.

The three shortlisted teams will each receive a monetary prize. The winning team will receive a prize of £10,000 and the two Runners-Up will receive £6,000 each.

PROGRAMME

Stage 1 submission deadline: Monday 17th September 2018 at 1300 hours.

FURTHER INFORMATION

This competition is being managed by Colander Associates and all enquiries should be addressed to stmartinschurch@colander.co.uk.

Address: Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 3HQ, UK
Phone: +44 1273 604687


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