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1st May 2019

RIBA Competitions are pleased to announce thefive practicesthathave been shortlisted in the design ideas competition to address the challenges of ‘Living with Water’on behalf of Hull City Council.

The Council sought innovativewater-resilient design ideas for a major residential-led redevelopment of Humber Quays West and Hull Arena– two of the city's most prestigiouslocations that are ripe for regeneration.

Last year, the RIBA published a report outlining what the Government needs to do to help create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage. The report–The Value of Flood-Resilient Architectural Design–stresses that the UK can no longer base its approach to managing flood risk on simply keeping water out.

The competition received a really positive response and the panel were impressed by the number of interesting proposals that had been generated.

The five shortlisted teams who will present their design concepts to the panel on Thursday 23 May are:

· Alessandra Covino with Salvatore Catapano, London

· AR Urbanism with Greysmith Associates, London

· Condy Lofthouse Architects, Liverpool

· Harper Perry, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

· John Puttick Associates, London

Alex Codd, Assistant Director Economic Development & Regeneration, Hull City Council commented: “The interest and response to the design competition has been excellent, the RIBA competition is helping us move further forward in terms of raising the design quality of housing, and responding to the need for water resilient communities through design approaches that embrace the principles of Living With Water. We’re looking forward to the next stage of the competition and confirming the best design proposal for this key site.”

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Yorkshire Water

Nevil Muncaster

Director of Asset Management

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Portfolio Manager

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Martin Armour

Portfolio Manager

Environment Agency

John Dickinson

Flood Resilience Advisor

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Hull City Council

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Padget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

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