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Location :
Submission Deadline :
Registration Deadline :
Award :
£2,000 [+VAT],£3,000 [+VAT]
Jury Members :
Robert Sakula, John Penton, Mark Elliott,and more
Type :
Open to all, International
Admission fee :

McCarthy & Stone invites practising, registered architects in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to enter an open, two-stage competition to design a new concept in retirement living for the‘baby boomer generation’.


The competition will be organised in the following stages
Stage 1

  • Submission of concept designs which will be assessed anonymously.

Stage 2

  • Up to five teams will be shortlisted and asked to further develop their stage one concepts. These teams will then present their designs to the Jury Panel at a final interview.


The competition is open to practising architects who should be registered with either the Architects Registration Board [ARB] in the UK or The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland [RIAI].


  • Nov 05, 2012—Competition Brief available
  • Nov 27, 2012—Site visit Tuesday
  • Dec 06, 2012—Deadline for Competitors to raise Questions
  • Dec 14, 2012—Memorandum issued in response to Questions
  • Jan 22, 2013—Registration deadline
  • Jan 29, 2013—Deadline for receipt of Stage 1 submissions
  • Feb 11, 2013—Jury Panel meeting to select shortlist. Shortlist notified & confirmation of intention to proceed to Stage 2 of the Competition
  • Feb 18, 2013—Notification to unsuccessful applicants
  • Feb 25, 2013—Briefing session for Short-listed teams with key representatives from McCarthy & Stone
  • Apr 04, 2013—Stage 2 Submission deadline
  • Apr 15, 2013—Final presentations to Jury Panel
  • Apr 22, 2013—Announcement of result onwards


You may only submit an entry to the competition if you are officially registered through RIBA Competitions and in possession of a Unique Registration Number [URN].

Admission fee:£50+VAT


Designs will be assessed against the following criteria
Stage 1

  • Quality of the design
  • Inventiveness and flair
  • Response to brief
  • Response to site and context
  • Clarity of presentation and communication of ideas

Stage 2

  • Scheme development in response to Panel feedback from Stage 1
  • Ability to deliver the project


  • Robert Sakula
  • John Penton
  • Mark Elliott
  • Ali Crossley
  • Gary Day
  • Mike Jennings
  • Lisa McMyn
  • James Porter


Each of the five architects invited to participate in Stage 2 of the competition will receive an honorarium payment of £2,000 [+VAT], following attendance at the clarification presentation with the Jury Panel.The winner of the competition will receive an additional payment of £3,000 [+VAT], with the winner’s honorarium representing an advance on any professional fee post-competition.

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