Bauman Lyons have been shortlisted for the design competition in Castleford

Bauman Lyons are one of six architects shortlisted to design a new museum and library for Castleford. The development will replace the town’s current old library and museum room with modern facilities, creating a centre for local people and visitors and celebrating Castleford as a Roman settlement and the birthplace of world-famous sculptor Henry Moore. Councillor Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair of the Jury Panel said: “The shortlist to design this flagship building combines the very best of experienced and up and coming architects in the country, who have all developed innovative and inspirational designs. This is a very exciting time for Castleford, a town centre where major regeneration is already happening, with more on the horizon”. Managed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the design competition received over 60 entrants from across the world, all eager to be involved in what is a key building in the £50m regeneration of the town centre.