Announcing the shortlist for St Martin's Church, Brighton

Three very different teams have been selected from 28 entries to take part in the second stage of this intriguing competition...

The shortlisted teams are led by:

  • Arup
  • Emil Eve Architects Ltd
  • Trewin Design Architects

In addition, two teams led by ARTArchitects and Tom Turner Architects were highly commended.

St Martin’s church is an extraordinary building and it warrants a second lease of life. Given its location, its scale and its volume, it also has huge potential for redevelopment.

The client, The Diocese of Chichester, supported by A Better Brighton & Hove, asked teams to come up with creative solutions that would respect the integrity of this beautiful listed structure, whilst at the same time adding new life and economic sustainability.

Collaborations between Architects, Surveyors, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Developers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and End-Users were encouraged.

Whilst this is not a live project, the competition hopes to bring forward solutions that could be implemented in the future.

The three short listed teams have been asked to develop their ideas further and attend an interview with the Jury Panel in December 2018. Following the interviews, the winners will be announced. A first prize of £10,000 will be awarded to the winner; the two runners up will each receive £6,000.