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Date 25/06/2013
Type Competition
Sector Arts & leisure / Infrastructure / Landscape
City Salford
Country United Kingdom
Posted By RIBA Competitions 
Language English 
Deadline 05/09/2013
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Summary New pedestrian bridge 
Description RIBA Competitions are pleased to announce the launch of an international competition for the design of a new pedestrian bridge across the River Irwell as part of Irwell River Park (IRP), led by Salford City Council.

IRP aims to create an international waterfront destination that will catalyse the economic resurgence of the Manchester City Region over the next decade, and involves a sub-regional partnership of Salford, Manchester and Trafford Councils. It connects over £3 billion of investment by utilising the natural connectivity of the River Irwell and Manchester Ship Canal. Over £660 million of investment to date is transforming the riverside environment and creating new opportunities for residential and commercial investment, which will build confidence in future growth.

The Meadows site in Salford covers an area of around 7 hectares and forms the northern anchor of the Irwell River Park project. With 3 new bridges already constructed at MediaCityUK, Spinningfields and Greengate along the 8km stretch of IRP, Salford City Council is now seeking to design a new landmark pedestrian bridge linking The Crescent (A6) with The Meadows. Adjacent to the University of Salford, this new bridge will further unlock the vast development potential of this major corridor linking Salford and Manchester, where game changing projects such as Salford Central and Greengate are already underway.

The competition is open to registered architects and engineers worldwide. Team collaborations are encouraged and can either be architect or engineering led.

Site Visits

Registered applicants will have the opportunity of attending an organised site visit which will be held w/c 8 July 2013. Please contact RIBA Competitions to reserve a place. Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis with one place allocated per registered competitor in the first instance.

Official Competition launch & Brief available 25 June
Site Visits w/c 8 July
Deadline for Questions Friday 19 July
Response to Questions issued Friday 26 July
Registration Deadline Thursday 29 August
Deadline for submission of Stage 1 Design Proposals 5 September by 2pm
Assessment of Stage 1 Design Proposals w/c 23 September 2013
Short list notified w/c 30 September 2013
Submission Deadline for Stage 2 w/c 28 October 2013
Exhibition of shortlisted designs / public consultation w/c 4 November 2013
Final Interviews/Presentations to Judging Panel w/c 18 November 2013
Announcement of Result end November 2013


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