Colander competitons

Colander creates and manages bespoke competitions for individual projects. Our open competitions regularly attract interest from across the world: from famous ‘Starchitects’ to less well known but equally talented, interesting design teams.


The British Museum

Tendring/Colchester Garden Community

Begbroke: A new innovation district for Oxford

Iron Line: Millom, Cumbria

National Museums Liverpool: Waterfront Transformation

Thamesmead Waterfront

Camden Highline

Somerset House, London

Smithfield Market, Birmingham

St Martin's Church, Brighton

Hidden Homeless: ideas competition

A new home for Theo and Oskar

A new, world-class concert venue for Edinburgh

Pembroke College, Cambridge

Biomedical Campus, Cambridge

Biocentrum, Cambridge

Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge, London

Masterplan, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The new Crystal Palace, London

Newnham College, Cambridge

Primary School, Cambridge

Laboratories, Dulwich College, London

Cancer Care Centre, London

North West Cambridge Development

Masterplan, Dulwich College, London

Library, Birmingham

Pedestrian Bridge, Vauxhall, London

Masterplan, Harlow North

New Islington Bridge, Manchester

Velodrome London 2012 Olympic Games

Halley VI Research Station, Antarctic

The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

Infinity Bridge, Stockton on Tees

Infill Housing, Peabody Trust, London

Landscape Design, Battersea Power Station, London

Evelina Children's Hospital, London

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

Wembley Stadium, London

The Sage, Gateshed

The Baltic, Gateshed

Millennium Bridge, London

“The Trust decided to hold two further architectural competitions in 2010 for the design of a Cancer Treatment Centre at Guy's Hospital and for the external façade refurbishment of the East Wing at St Thomas' Hospital. I had no hesitation in asking Louise to provide the management support that we needed to guide us through running two major competitions at the same time. I am delighted with the outcome of both and I am sure that the resulting buildings will be highly successful. The experience, knowledge and skill that Louise has developed over the years makes her a great asset to any client involved in procuring architects and other professional consultants.”

— Alastair Gourlay, Director of Asset Management, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust