Re-Imagine Ageing

05 November 2012

We start the week with the launch of a very exciting national competition. Working with the Royal Institute for British Architecture (RIBA) we’re looking for architects to help revolutionise ‘retirement housing’ – we want them to re-imagine ageing, to create the type of architecture that would appeal to the ‘baby boomer’ generation.

Experience has shown that ‘boomers’ re-define markets as they pass through them and evidence from the recent report ‘Building the Homes and Communities Britain Needs' comments that significant step changes need to occur in the way the UK approaches house building to meet the needs of the growing and changing population.

Competiton details
Practising architects from the UK and Republic of Ireland are invited to register their creative ideas and proposals for a McCarthy & Stone site in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire  by Tuesday 22nd January 2013. A full timetable is available.  

The submitted entries will be judged by a Jury Panel including architect advisor Robert Sakula of Ash Sakula Architects, Lisa McMyn from interior design experts Ruby Slippers and an in-house team.

Five shortlisted teams will each receive an honorarium payment for £2,000 (plus VAT). The victor will be awarded an additional £3,000 (plus VAT) and it is the intention that the winning architect will have the opportunity to develop the competition (or similar) site and take the project through to completion.

For a full competition brief, entry details and terms and conditions please visit

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