New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, Portsmouth

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New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, Portsmouth

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30 July 2019

Shortlist for New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, University of Portsmouth

Shortlist announced to design New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, University of Portsmouth

Tuesday 30 July 2019 – RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the shortlist on behalf of the University of Portsmouth for the design of its proposed New Academic Building within the city’s Victoria Park area.

The five short-listed teams (in alphabetical order of the architect firm leading the multi-disciplinary team) are:

 Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
 Nicholas Hare Architects LLP
 Hawkins\Brown Design Ltd.
 Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP

The New Academic Building will serve as a northern gateway to the University’s city centre campus and will bring together the Faculty of Business and Law with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. As well as providing accommodation for academic research and teaching and learning, the new building will also provide student support services, general administrative space and public space on the ground floor.

Fiona Bell, Director of Estates & Campus Services said: ‘’I am delighted with the high quality of submissions that we received at the first stage of the competition which match our ambition to create a flagship building for our university and landmark for our city. We were fortunate to have interest from many firms from around the world and through a robust selection process we identified the top five submissions. I am looking forward to the next phase to see how the short-listed firms respond to the University’s many and varied design challenges’’.

The five teams selected to participate in the negotiation phase will be invited to outline their proposed approach to the project at a series of design workshops with the University of Portsmouth project team. The process will conclude with teams invited to submit final tenders presenting their developed design concepts at a clarification interview in late October 2019.

Previously on e-architect:

12 June 2019

New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, University of Portsmouth

New Academic Building on the Victoria Site: Multi-disciplinary design team sought by the University of Portsmouth

RIBA Competitions is pleased to announce the launch of a ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’ process on behalf of the University of Portsmouth.  The process is seeking to select a multi-disciplinary team for the design of a proposed c.20,000m2

New Academic Building within the city’s Victoria Park area.

The New Academic Building is intended to serve as a northern gateway to the University’s city centre campus and will bring together the Faculty of Business and Law with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences into the building.  Doing so will provide opportunities for subject area growth and development of stronger inter-relationships and collaboration amongst staff and students across the Faculties and their constituent Schools.

As well as providing accommodation for academic research and teaching and learning, it is anticipated that the New Academic Building will also provide student support services, general administrative space and potentially a destination dining experience that would be open to members of the general public.

In the first instance, Expressions of Interest are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in a Selection Questionnaire.  Details of how to obtain the SQ together with supporting information are contained within a Memorandum of Information available from www.architecture.com/Competitions

Up to a maximum of five bid teams will be short-listed and invited to participate in the negotiation phase, which will include design approach workshop sessions leading to the submission of final tenders in early October 2019.  An equal honorarium of GBP £20,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams that are invited to, and submit a compliant final tender, and who attends a clarification interview presentation.  Honorarium payments will be paid to the consultancy firm leading each multi-disciplinary design team.

The Memorandum of Information provides further details about the project scope for the New Academic Building on the Victoria Site, the procurement process and programme.  The deadline for receipt of SQ returns is 12.00hrs (BST) on 04 July 2019.

The University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is ranked 21st in the 2020 Guardian University Guide and rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).  The Economist rates the University of Portsmouth as number one in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, with 97.5 per cent of graduates working or in further study six months after they graduated and Portsmouth is ranked in the top 20 UK universities for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS).

Location: Portsmouth, England, UK




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