MP Launches Letchworth Garden City Design Competition

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald chaired the launch of the Letchworth Garden City Design Competition which took place at the House of Commons on Wednesday 17 October.  The competition is being managed by the Royal Institute of British Architects on behalf of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the Town and Country Planning Association, Homes England, Anglian/Affinity Water, the Building Research Establishment and the University of Hertfordshire.

Architects and town planners are being encouraged to put forward ideas for new designs for a modern garden city to meet the needs of the 21st century, whilst recapturing the pioneering spirit that lead to the development of the world’s first garden city at Letchworth.

Commenting, Sir Oliver said “This is an exciting competition which I hope will produce innovative ideas based on the principles of Ebenezer Howard.  I welcome the Heritage Foundation’s undertaking to share the winning designs with the people of Letchworth.”