Winner of £65k contract to redesign Wilcox Road will be announced in April

Wilcox Road

Wilcox Road leads east from Nine Elms Tube station and is filled with local shops and restaurants

London Festival of Architecture and Lambeth council are looking for designers to transform Wilcox Road in Lambeth, which is opposite Grimshaw’s newly opened Nine Elms Tube station.

Architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from across London are wanted to improve road connections in the area and create a “welcoming gateway” to the new station.

The winning team will be announced in April this year and awarded £65,000 + VAT, which includes a £10,000 design fee, to develop a fully costed, feasible design. The aim is for the scheme to remain in situ for at least 10 years and to be delivered in the summer or autumn of next year.

nine elms station

Grimshaw’s Nine Elms Tube Station opened in September

Rosa Rogina, director of the London Festival of Architecture, said: “Harnessing creativity and design talent to achieve positive change for Lambeth is fundamental to our mission.”

Sonia Winifred, the council’s cabinet member for equalities and culture, said: “This is a unique opportunity for a new or emerging artist to leave their mark on one of our most exciting neighbourhoods and be enjoyed for years to come.

”I would encourage all artists, designers or creative minds to consider how they can help enhance this new local centre. Wilcox Road brings together so many people from different backgrounds, I hope the winning artwork will reflect the diversity of the area now and in the future.”

The winning designers will be expected to capitalise on the proximity and footfall of the tube station, and particularly strengthen the east-west road from Nine Elms through to South Lambeth Road via Arch 42, the subject of a previous design competition.

Proposals should be submitted by midday on Thursday February 17. Information for applicants is available here.

London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the world’s largest annual architecture festival and is exploring the theme of “act” in 2022.