JDA and Arup win river crossing

JDA Architects with Arup has been awarded first prize in the RIBA administered competition to devise a bridge crossing for the River Douglas in Lancashire.Lancashire County Council will now work with key stakeholders both in the public and private sector to progress delivery of the bridge and connecting links.

Cezary Bednarski, RIBA Architectural Advisor for the competition said "The winning team managed to combine elegance of form with innovation, delivering an entry, which should become a high quality landmark. I am pleased that the winning design did not seek undue attention dominating the setting".

The jury panel, which included representatives from Lancashire County Council, West Lancashire District Council, South Ribble Borough Council and the North West Regional Development Agency made their decision following presentations from the seven short-listed competitors. The competition originally attracted 110 entries in June which were short-listed in July.

The proposed location for the bridge is the site of the former Preston to Southport railway bridge between Hesketh Bank and Much Hoole.

Further info: www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/remade|

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