Shortlist of Five to Compete for Begbroke Regeneration

Posted by UK Property Forums on 14th January 2022 -


A shortlist has been drawn up of five teams competing to masterplan the massive Begbroke Science Park redevelopment in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

Oxford University Development, the joint venture between the university and Legal & General, has announced the five which were selected out of 40 in an international competition run by Colander.

The 190-hectare site is to become a £1 billion residential-led mixed-use innovation district which will have up to 2,000 new homes.

The five are:

Allies and Morrison with Mecanoo (Netherlands); Gort Scott; DK-CM; Hargreaves Jones (USA); BuroHappold; Systematica (USA); HR&A (USA)

Carlo Ratti Associati with Outcomist; Martha Schwartz Partners; Ove Arup & Partners; Studio 20-20; Groupwork Architects; Tsuruta Architects; Theatrum Mundi; Fabienne Nicholas; Mobility in Chain; Soundings; Indeed Innovation (Germany)

Grimshaw with Hoare Lea; BuroHappold; Logika Consultants; McGregor Coxall; Jas Bhalla Architects; Openstudio Architects; XCO2

Hawkins\Brown with OKRA (Netherlands); BuroHappold and C:Lab; RCKa; Ooze (Netherlands); Ecological Land Cooperative; Wordsearch Place

Prior and Partners with The Place Bureau; Alison Brooks Architects; Wilkinson Eyre Architects; dRMM; Gilespies (Oxford); Spacehub; Ramboll; Stantec; Hoare Lea; Keith Orlesky; Philipp Bouteiller; Pooran Desai; Transition by Design (Oxford); Transsolar (Germany); Usman Haque; Jonathan Rose Companies (USA)

OUD chief executive Anna Strongman said: “We were inspired by the high quality of the entries and excited by the potential of Begbroke outlined by the teams. Practices and collaborations grasped the challenge of creating a place of world-leading research alongside a community calling Begbroke home. We look forward to engaging with the short-listed teams to explore ideas further in stage two.”

An overall winner will be announced at the end of February.

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