Four in Westminster shortlist

Four design teams have been shortlisted in a competition to create new street furniture for London’s Westminster.

Art 2 Architecture, Pearson Lloyd Design Partnership, Timpson Manley and Mackenzie-Chong Design have reached the second stage in the competition to design a “Millennium Post” to carry signs and other information.

Westminster City Council hopes that eventually a family of street furniture, including seating, lighting and signage systems, will be developed and implemented.

The aim, says Westminster planning and transportation chairman Alan Bradley, is to “remove street clutter and introduce a design classic to the street environment”.

Judges for the competition include Pentagram partner Kenneth Grange, architects Eva Jiricna and Chris Wilkinson, and Rodney Kinsman of OMK Design.

Sponsors Grosvenor Estates Holdings and Howard de Walden Estates have put up £25 000 in prize money for the eventual winners.

The shortlisted entries are on show at the Architecture Foundation in London until 15 September. The winner will be announced in September.

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