Practices Selected to Compete for Chelsea Barracks Scheme

12 August 2009 (Last Updated August 12th, 2009 18:30)

Leading architecture firms from the UK and the US have been named on a ten-strong long list of practices all hoping to take over from a Richard Rogers-led team on the Chelsea Barracks scheme in London. The ten finalists include Terry Farrell, Allies and Morrison, Stirling Prize winners

Leading architecture firms from the UK and the US have been named on a ten-strong long list of practices all hoping to take over from a Richard Rogers-led team on the Chelsea Barracks scheme in London.

The ten finalists include Terry Farrell, Allies and Morrison, Stirling Prize winners Feilden Clegg Bradley and Americans Bob Stern and Andres Duany.

The Richard Rogers-led team was dropped in June this year by the scheme backers Project Blue Guernsey, part of Qatari Diar, following the intervention of Prince Charles.

The Chelsea Barracks scheme includes a six-star boutique hotel, shops, a Primary Care Trust health clinic, community centre, public sports centre, children's play area and private health club.

Three master planners will be selected by November 2009, with a view to submitting a new planning application to Westminster City Council in London by late spring 2010.