The RIBA has joined Maidstone Borough Council in launching an international design competition to revitalise the town’s high street

The competition is looking for a £4 million public art-focused design which would revitalise the high street and surrounding areas, enhance its distinctiveness and improve the town centre’s physical and visual links with the River Medway.

The council is inviting multi-disciplinary design teams headed by a registered architect or landscape architect to submit design ideas or approaches. Registration closes on February 26.