Richard Murphy Wins UK Design Competition

12 December 2010 (Last Updated December 12th, 2010 18:30)

Edinburgh-based Richard Murphy Architects has won a competition to design a £10m ($15.7m) mixed-use development, set to transform Whitehaven Harbourside in Cumbria, England. The winning design was selected from a total of 139 entries received from architectural practices around the wor

Edinburgh-based Richard Murphy Architects has won a competition to design a £10m ($15.7m) mixed-use development, set to transform Whitehaven Harbourside in Cumbria, England.

The winning design was selected from a total of 139 entries received from architectural practices around the world.

The development will include luxury apartments and offices, and will link the harbourside to the town of Whitehaven.

The competition was organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Places Matter on behalf of the UK's Energy Coast West Cumbria and Magnus Homes.

Construction is expected to begin in 2011 with completion scheduled for 2013, according to whitehaven-news.co.uk.